Chef Michael Alexander from Honey Creek Inn joined the WZZM 13 News at Noon with a recipe for lemon chicken orzo soup.

Watch the full demonstration in the video above.


  • Canola oil
  • 1 pound of shredded chicken
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks of celery, diced
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 5 cups of chicken stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ¾ cups uncooked orzo
  • 1 sprig of fresh rosemary
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley


  1. Add oil to a hot heavy bottom pot.
  2. Sauté garlic, onion, carrot and celery with salt and pepper until tender.
  3. Stir in thyme and sauté until fragrant.
  4. Add chicken stock and bay leaves and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat to a simmer and add orzo, rosemary, and chicken.
  6. Simmer until the orzo is tender.
  7. Stir in the lemon juice and parsley.
  8. Season with salt and pepper.
  9. Serve with crusty bread.

Honey Creek Inn is located at 8025 Cannonsburg Rd NE in Belmont. Click here to visit their website.