This Instant Pot Lemon Orzo Soup with chicken included only takes 3 minutes to cook in the Instant Pot.
It all begins with adding some butter and olive oil into the Instant Pot. Using the sauté mode, melt the butter. Once it is melted add in the onion, celery, and carrots. Sauté for a couple of minutes. Then add in the seasonings and sauté for another couple of minutes.
Next, you turn off sauté mode and add in 6 cups of water. You want to be sure to deglaze the pan and remove any brown bits on the pan. This will prevent you from getting a burn warning when the soup cooks. Then you add in a tablespoon of Better Than Bouillon.
Now it’s time to add in the orzo. Stir it into the pot. Then place the chicken on top of everything along with the spring of rosemary. Don’t stir. Just leave it as is. Finally, it’s time to pressure cook the soup. It only cooks for 3 minutes.
Once cooking is complete, you remove and discard the rosemary. You will also remove and shred the chicken. Add the chicken back in along with the lemon juice. At this point, you can serve this as is. Or you can thicken it up with a cornstarch slurry. I liked it with the slurry. The broth has some more thickness to it that my family enjoyed.
- OLIVE OIL
- RED PEPPER FLAKES
- FRESH ROSEMARY OR DRIED ROSEMARY
- CHICKEN BETTER THAN BOUILLON
- ORZO PASTA
- BONELESS SKINLESS CHICKEN BREASTS
- LEMON JUICE
Recipe is adapted from Foodies Terminal.