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Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Lemon Chicken & Orzo Soup

Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Lemon Chicken & Orzo Soup

Ingredients

Instructions

Slow Cooker

  1. Add the chicken, onion, garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, celery, carrot, salt, pepper, oregano, broth, water, and bay leaf to the slow cooker. Stir to mix well. Cook HIGH 2-3 hours or LOW 4-6.
  2. Remove chicken from the slow cooker and shred. Add the chicken back into the slow cooker along with the orzo pasta and lemon slices.
  3. Cover and cook an additional 15-30 minutes or until the pasta is tender.
  4. Remove bay leaf before serving.

Instant Pot

  1. Turn on the Instant Pot and select Sauté. Once Hot add oil to the pot.
  2. Add onion, celery, carrot & garlic, and cook for a 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Add the broth, and using a wooden spoon scrape well the bottom of the Instant Pot to remove any bits that stuck to it, make sure you scrape it well to avoid burning during cooking.
  4. Add chicken, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, pepper, oregano, and water to the Instant Pot. Stir to mix well.
  5. Select pressure cook/manual setting and set time for 10 minutes. Quick-release pressure.
  6. Remove chicken from IP and shred. Add chicken back into the IP along with the orzo and lemon slices. Stir to mix well. Close lid and cook an additional 15-30 minutes on warm or until pasta is tender.
  7. Remove bay leaf before serving.