Rotisserie Chicken Lemon Orzo Soup

There are many variations of chicken noodle soup and this one for Rotisserie Chicken Lemon Orzo Soup is one that I made that my kids love. 

Rotisserie chicken saves the day again on this recipe and tell me, when has rotisserie chicken ever let you down?? Not me! 

Usually when I buy a rotisserie chicken, we don't always finish the whole thing. On this week, I had a lot left over and like what I always do, I took the rest of meat off the bone and boiled the carcass in water with onions and garlic. 

After about an hour in a slow simmer, I added a bouillon cube, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper, orzo pasta and the shredded chicken. Taste for seasoning then add a handful of fresh spinach and the juice of two juicy lemons. SO GOOD!

Rotisserie Chicken Lemon Orzo Soup
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken, no skin
  • 1 carcass of rotisserie chicken
  • 1 Spanish onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 bouillon cube
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 1/4 cup dried orzo pasta
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 cups fresh spinach

Shred the meat off the rotisserie chicken and set aside. 

Take a pot and add your rotisserie chicken carcass, onions, garlic and bouillon cube. Add water and make sure the water is covering the chicken. 

Bring to a boil, then turn to low and let simmer in a soft boil for about one hour. 

Add salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste and red pepper flakes with shredded rotisserie chicken. 

Add pasta and let pasta cook through. 

Taste for seasoning. 

Turn off heat and add fresh spinach and lemon juice. Stir and serve. 

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