Dear Crissy

Pressure Cooker Chicken Orzo Soup

This Pressure Cooker Chicken Orzo Soup recipe is sponsored by the Crock-Pot® brand. All opinions are my own.

I’ve been asking myself why it’s taken me so long to jump on the pressure cooker bandwagon. After spending a few days cooking with the new Crock-Pot® Express Crock Multi Cooker, I’m really grateful that I’ve finally been introduced to the wonder of this product which can cook meals 70% faster than traditional cooking!

The first recipe I tried in my new Crock-Pot® Express Crock Multi Cooker was this delicious chicken orzo soup, and wow, was it ever easy to make!

Pressure Cooker Chicken Orzo Soup Recipe - This easy and delicious chicken orzo soup is a wonderfully healing and comforting family dinner. #PressureCooker #CrockPot #ChickenOrzoSoup

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you already know that I am a big fan of the Crock-Pot® brand for slow cooking, and I am really excited about the new Crock-Pot® Express Crock Multi Cooker which does slow cooking, pressure cooking, and a whole lot more.

Pressure Cooker Chicken Orzo Soup Recipe

Pressure Cooker Chicken Orzo Soup Recipe - This easy and delicious chicken orzo soup is a wonderfully healing and comforting family dinner. #PressureCooker #CrockPot #ChickenOrzoSoup

As a busy working mother of two, I am always seeking new and innovative ways to put tasty food on the dinner table, faster.

The new Crock-Pot® Express Crock Multi Cooker helps me achieve that goal by combining the functions of a pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sauté/browning, along with 8 built-in preset buttons that effortlessly cook a variety of great tasting meals.

Honestly, y’all, this thing couldn’t be easier to use, and I’m so excited to start experimenting in the kitchen by turning some of my favorite slow cooker recipes into pressure cooker recipes!

Pressure Cooker Chicken Orzo Soup Recipe - This easy and delicious chicken orzo soup is a wonderfully healing and comforting family dinner. #PressureCooker #CrockPot #ChickenOrzoSoup

I prepared this warm, comforting and nutritious pressure cooker chicken orzo soup in less than 30 minutes from start to serving.

This is such a wonderful and simple soup recipe that my whole family enjoys. I also love sending the leftovers to work with my husband the next day in an insulated bowl. He works in the elements, and it’s the perfect way for him to warm-up during his lunch hour.

Pressure Cooker Chicken Orzo Soup Recipe - This easy and delicious chicken orzo soup is a wonderfully healing and comforting family dinner. #PressureCooker #CrockPot #ChickenOrzoSoup #PressureCooker #CrockPot #ChickenOrzoSoup

I’m so thrilled that the Crock-Pot® brand has designed this wonderfully versatile product. Priced at $79.99, the Crock-Pot® Express Crock Multi-Cooker is available for purchase at, Target,, and Best Buy. Don’t forget to check these stores for amazing sales on Black Friday!

For more information visit or on social at Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

I know I’m going to be using it all the time, especially during the busy holiday season when I need to rely on easy meals to feed my crew.

Pressure Cooker Chicken Orzo Soup Recipe - This easy and delicious chicken orzo soup is a wonderfully healing and comforting family dinner.#PressureCooker #CrockPot #ChickenOrzoSoup

I also have a slow cooker version of this soup. Here’s the recipe for my Crock Pot chicken orzo soup!

Speaking of easy meals to feed my crew (and yours), I’ve rounded up some great recipes below that would work great in the Crock-Pot® Express Crock Multi Cooker!

7-Day No-Fuss Family Meal Plan

  1. SUNDAY: Easy-Peasy Pressure Cooker Corned Beef
  2. MONDAY: Meatless Monday Vegetable Lentil Soup
  3. TUESDAY: Two-Hander Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwiches
  4. WEDNESDAY: Kids Choice Mac N’ Cheese
  5. THURSDAY: Three Cheers for Cheesy Enchiladas!
  6. FRIDAY: Fri-YAY White Chicken Chili
  7. SATURDAY: Movie Night Deep Dish Pizza

More Pressure Cooker Recipes

Pressure Cooker Chicken Orzo Soup Recipe - This easy and delicious chicken orzo soup is a wonderfully healing and comforting family dinner.

Pressure Cooker Chicken Orzo Soup

Yield: 8 servings
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This healthy and delicious pressure cooker chicken orzo soup is the perfect no-fuss family dinner recipe!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 8 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¾ cup orzo, uncooked
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Press the brown/sauté button, set temperature to high, and then press start. Allow preheating. Add olive oil, onion, garlic, carrots, and the celery. Sauté for 2 minutes. Add the thyme and the bay leaf.  Place the chicken breasts on top of the vegetables, then pour in one cup of the chicken broth. Place the lid on the pot and lock. Press the soup function(or manually set to pressure cook on high) and adjust the cooking time to 10 minutes. At the end of cooking use the natural pressure release method and allow it to naturally release for 10 minutes. 
  2. Remove the chicken, thyme and the bay leaf.  Add the remaining broth to the pot, select the brown/sauté function to high temperature and bring to a boil. Add the orzo and cook to al dente according to the directions on the box. While the orzo is cooking, shred the chicken. When the desired doneness of the orzo is reached stir in the shredded chicken. Squeeze in the lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot with crackers or bread and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 12 oz.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 189Total Fat: 4.2gSaturated Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 203mgProtein: 21.5g

    223 Comments on “Pressure Cooker Chicken Orzo Soup”

  1. Made this tonight and it was great! Omitted the thyme and lemon because I didn’t have it on hand, and it still came out great! Will make again, thank you!

  2. I would make a pot roast first with this if i won.

  3. Loaded potatoe soup 

  4. Swedish meatballs would be my first dish!

  5. I love how fast it cooks!

  6. I actually like a pork roast with potatoes :) That would be a wonderful first dish ! I followed as well sgrm9514 !!

  7. The first thing I would make is chicken soup.

  8. If I won I would try making Mississippi chicken ?

  9. the cheesy chicken enchiladas…..yummmm now I’m sooooo hungry lol

  10. I would make the steak roll ups.

  11. I’d first make a chicken breast, black bean, salsa meal with it. T hanks.

  12. That looks so good! I would make white chili!

  13. I can’t wait to male my pot roast & leeks!

  14. Following both on instagram (tinawoo21)

  15. My first meal will be Swedish meatballs! 

  16. My old pressure cooker died.. This is amazing and I would love win this as a great replacement!

  17. I would make pulled pork first.

  18. I would love to try making yogurt.

  19. I’ll make some BBQ Ribs.

  20. The first thing I would love to make is the Slow Cooker Steak Roll-Ups! This is a meal that both my husband and my kids would love!

  21. I would try a pot of chili first.

  22. I would love to make Turkey Chili.

  23. I’d love to try making yogurt first since it’s something I’ve never made before.

  24. I would make beef vegetable soup first! Yum – love soup all fall and winter.

  25. I think I’ll try my hand at cooking a whole chicken, then maybe bone broth.

  26. I’ve been debating one of these! I’m a stay at home mom/homeschooling mom of 7. Seems like I should be able to make food being home right!? But my days get away from me! I think I’d enjoy being able to throw in frozen meats or veggies and having a good dinner I didn’t have to think of before 9 am! 

  27. I would love one to help with canning veggies.

  28. I would make beef and barley soup first!

  29. I would actually like to make the recipe that you have on this post. It looks yummy!

  30. The first thing I would make is a pot roast. It is my husband’s favorite.

    Diana C

  31. I want to make chili!

  32. I would make Short Ribs & Cabbage

  33. Yum! That looks so good and so comforting. What an awesome pressure cooker. I would first definitely make chicken and dumplings!

  34. I’d try it on Pot Roast with potatoes and carrots

  35. I’m all over the chicken orzo soup! I love any and all soups!

  36. I’d definitely make this chicken orzo recipe first! It looks and sounds delicious and uses ingredients I always have on hand!

  37. I learned that you can make steamed food. That is awesome and a great way to get those veggies into our diet. I have had my eye on one of these for a long time. My hubby would probably love for me to make the beef stew and I’d love to try your cheesy enchiladas. I would probably use this beauty several times a week.

  38. I would definitely cook Brisket & Cabbage. YUM!

  39. How gorgeous is this product! Hard to decide what to make first! Either some pulled pork or mac and cheese would be a huge hit in my home!

  40. I will make chili in it first! Thank you for the chance to win!

  41. I want to try a shephards pie

  42. I would make beef stew first in this pot.

  43. I will make chili in it if I won.

  44. The first thing I would make is Mississippi roast.

  45. Pressure cookers are such great gifts! If I had one I would make is a good ole pot roast!

  46. This looks so fantastic, Crissy! I OBVIOUSLY would make this chicken orzo soup first if I had a pressure cooker. For now, the slow cooker will have to do! ;)

    The recipe is just so simple and easy and yet I can practically taste the complexity of it! I also love that you recommend low sodium broth – regular broths can be CRAZY HIGH in sodium, and we all consume too much sodium as it is!

  47. i think ill try some chicken and dumplings to see how well it cooks

  48. I would definitely make a nice Beef Stew :)

  49. I visited the site! This would make an awesome present for my mom!

  50. I have been wanting one off these. It is on my Christmas list.

  51. I would try making some different meat based dishes.

  52. I would make beef stew first

  53. I followed both dearcrissy and crock-pot on instagram. I put my user name in the Rafflecopter widget.

  54. This crock pot does everything. I am a terrible cook, but I do love the way a crock pot cooks your meal so that it is ready to serve when you get home from work. I just looked at a cookbook with over 200 crock pot recipes. If I am lucky enough to win, I would love to make some chili or these meatballs that I have had good luck making in the past. Thanks for having such a fabulous giveaway!

  55. I have this on my Christmas list. Dont think I will be getting it though!! I think I would make cow tonge!! My great grandmother use to make it for me as a child.

  56. The first thing I would make would be chicken stew.

  57. Hoisin-Ginger Pulled Chicken Sliders will be my first dish to make!!

  58. I would cook a pork roast and then make pulled pork.

  59. Chicken Noodle Soup is my son’s favorite, so I’d definitely make this Pressure Cooker Chicken Orzo Soup recipe first. It looks delicious!

  60. I follow both of you on instagram!

  61. I think I’d make Pozole (it’s a Mexican pork and hominy soup).

  62. This Chicken Orzo Soup looks yummy, and a recipe I’d love to try!

  63. The first thing I would make is chicken stew – been so hungry for it!
    thank you

  64. Chicken dumpling soup! Or a pot roast!

  65. I’d try making the stuffed bell peppers. I like that you can make it slow or fast.

  66. I would make Slow Cooked Mango Jerk Chicken.

  67. This crock pot looks AMAZING!  I would try the deep dish pizza first – but would love to try a lot of new recipes!!

  68. Looks good

  69. The first thing I would make if I won this is a big ol’ pot of chili and invite my friends and family over to share!!

  70. I would make a yummy soup like brociolii and cheese and then I would make a white chicken chili.

  71. Your soup looks amazing! Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway.

  72. I have to say I would make my seafood chowder first, then try beef stew, thanks for the chance

  73. I am a teacher and enjoy using my crockpot but I have to remember to do it so early. Would love the have the flexibility of this pot!!!

  74. I would definitely make a vegetable stew – perfect healthy meal to come home to in the winter! :)

  75. Looks easy yet delicious

  76. I can’t wait to try this recipe! It looks so good! :) 

  77. I think chicken and dumplings would be my first thing!

  78. Lots of my friends own one of these pots……and I would love to also! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  79. I would definitely make either Mac & Cheese or a delicious vietnamese soup!

  80. Looks really good, I would need to leave out the celery for my picky family.

  81. I saw the Pork Carnitas recipe. I’ll have to give this a shot.

  82. I will make venison roast!

  83. I would love to make vegetable lentil soup.

  84. I think I’ll make some beef and barley soup

  85. I would make pot roast and potatoes.

  86. It looks so delicious! It’s definitely being added to my recipes for a quick easy and warm meal ❤️

  87. it looks so good, I would love to have one, thank you

  88. omg i think this is so yammie….
    i think i get a crocpot for my self too
    thank you for this blog and this super recipe

  89. Sounds great.

  90. I would make a chicken roast first in this.

  91. This soup looks great but I would big pot of chili with first use.

  92. I love this Crockpot and your delicious soup recipe! If I win the first thing I’ll make is Chicken Tortilla soup. I need a crock pot to simplify my life. Thanks for this opportunity!

  93. I’ve heard so many people talk about how much they love their pressure cooker. I love my crockpot but this might actually be better! I would probably try the chicken orzo recipe, it looks good! 

  94. I have wanted to try the Crock Pot Express Pot since I’ve seen it in stores and throughout blogs! I feel this soup would be amazing to try and it looks so delicious!

  95. would make bone broth!

  96. I would make a pot roast dinner in mine if I win.

  97. I will make chicken first if I win the instant pot

  98. I will make chili!

  99. I have just heard about these pressure cookers. They sound amazing. I love making soups and I think this would be the first order of business, perhaps a squash soup, yummy. btw I searched the whole site and could NOT find the pressure cooker. Everything else :D but not that.

  100. Hi Crissy! Oh my goodness, there’s so much I’d like to make with a Crock Pot. I think I’d try a chicken dish, first. Maybe a chicken with potatoes and carrots. Thank you for this giveaway!

  101. I would make pot roast.

  102. The first thing I would make is a toss up between deer stew and steamed chicken and veggies. It all depends on majority rule.

  103. Looks amazing! I’d love to have one of these gems!

  104. I would make the Orzo soup and then a lentill soup! been eyeing this cooker for a while!

  105. I love that it allow you to slow cook, pressure cook, brown and sauté, or steam .

  106. Yogurt! I’ve always wanted to try that

  107. I would make chili first. Thank you for the giveaway!

  108. I would LOVE to win this crock pot pressure cooker! And this chicken orzo soup sounds amazing, so if I win, I will definitely be making that first :)

  109. Ok! Excited for you and us too!
    Congrats on 9 years blogging..that a long time in blog small fear.
    Excited for us too. First up will be your deep dish I’ve made many odpf your recipes..everyone has been perfect and delish,
    I’ve been with you 4 years now.

  110. I would make some chili.

  111. I’ll make green chile pork stew.

  112. What’s not to like about GOOD chicken soup!

  113. This looks so good! I am definitely going to try it! :) I am OBSESSED with how easy slow cookers make preparing meals but I definitely need to get myself one of these to make things even quicker 

  114. The first thing I would make would be your Rustic Lentil Stew, I think it would be fantastic in this pressure cooker! Mmmm :)

  115. The first thing I would make is beef stew.

  116. The first thing I would make would be low carb crock pot pizza! 

  117. If I won this pressure cooker, the first thing I would make is a pot of soup from one of your recipe. I’ve not read all the recipes yet, so I can’t say which one I’d make first. Thank you for this opportunity

  118. I would definitely make some kind of soup!!

  119. If I won this pressure cooker, the first thing I’d make is soup. Winter will be arriving here soon & I love to make soups. This pot would be a real time saver.

  120. I really want one of these. 

  121. How fun is this?! I’m using a stove top pressure cooker from “way back when”! LOL
    I would make Pork Chops in mine, if I am the winner. :-)

  122. If I won I would love to make sesame chicken in this crock pot!

  123. I would do a pork roast first if I won. 

  124. ooo, I think I’ll try fish! That salmon looked good!

  125. Thank you for sharing this information about the Crock-Pot® Express Crock Multi Cooker I’ve been wondering about this. The soup recipe looks good too.

  126. I love that it has all the features that the other brand has. I would probably make some pinto beans first if I got one!

  127. This looks really good, WOULD SAVE ALOT OF TIME.

  128. I’d like to make Baked Beans.

  129. Love your recipes…….thanks for having give a ways……hope I win!

  130. That Chicken soup looks delish! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  131. Wonderful recipe…. and boy that cooker sounds amazing, would love to have it
    thanks for a great recipe and giveaway

  132. I was just talking to a friend about this pressure cooker! Its pretty neat!

  133. Hello i have posted 2 comment s plus add this im excited to have u on instagram..excited about the contest..CROCKPOT pressure cooker..sweetpea7 is my nickname on that..thank u for this opportunity..HAPPY THANKSGIVING blessings from TRICIA
    I cant wait to try recipes u make in that if i when it…
    If i WIN im
    I so going to make a heart veggie soup. Then cook up all the GREENS ..collard swiss chard mustard turnip oh my yummmy…

  134. This wonderful soup would be the first thing I try! Looks amazing I love that its so fast! Hoping to win!!!

  135. I would make beef stew.

  136. Yum!! This looks delish! I would probably try this first if I won!

  137. If I win this express crockpot, I would probably first make one of the soup recipes on my Pinterest boards! 

  138. I would definitely make the Bread Pudding With Peaches & Pecans.

  139. I follow both @dearchrissy and @crockpot on Instagram

  140. I pinned this blog post on Pinterest.

  141. I Tweeted this Giveaway.

  142. I’d make a hearty chili or baked potato soup!

  143. Simle recipe. Thanks.

  144. I would first make chicken enchiladas for sure!

  145. I would make the Buffalo Chicken Soup.

    It sounds AMAZING!

  146. I would make a tomato basil soup if I won!!

  147. I followed @dearcrissy and @crockpot on Instagram as jenrenh. Thank you!

  148. I would love to make this recipe if I won the pressure cooker! It looks so yummy and cozy for winter. 

  149. The chicken orzo soup sounds good! But so does a tender pot roast. ?

  150. I would love to make Spicy Asian Short Ribs.

  151. I would make my hubby’s favorite chicken noodle soup

  152. I love chicken and this soup looks amazing!!

  153. That soup looks amazing!

  154. Chicken noodle soup is what the family would love this time of year

  155. I think this product would work great for corned beef and cabbage.

  156. I followed both of you!

  157. Ooh I’ve been wanting this pressure cooker. I would love to win this

  158. The first thing I’d make is braised pork like my mom used to make. Yum!

  159. Wow, this looks so yummy! That crockpot/ pressurecooker would work wonders in my kitchen on busy days!

  160. Would love to try this out as a working mom I think it would save me a ton of time

  161. I love making homemade healthy recipes!   That soup looks AMAZING!  Can’t wait to try it out!   Thank you for the wonderful recipe and chance to win a Crock Pot Express!!!!!

    -Pure Hearted Foodie

  162. Slow Cooker Steak Roll-Ups

  163. The first thing I would have to try would be enchiladas! So yummy! I would love to set it in the morning and come home to great delicious food!

  164. I would make Slow Cooked Mango Jerk Chicken. It looks delicious!

  165. Love Love this!!!

  166. That’s such a good price! Anything chicken – I adore chicken dishes, especially with rice.

  167. Now this looks interesting

  168. The first thing I would make is a pot roast!!!! :D
    I’ve been dying for one of these!

  169. The first thing I’d make is pot roast!! 

  170. Can’t wait to try this soup!

  171. The first thing I would make is corned beef and cabbage! I just had Baby #7 and this would make mealtime a breeze for my big family!

  172. I would make a pot roast.

  173. The soup looks so yummy!!

  174. I’m not 100% sure what I will make, but maybe some beef short ribs

  175. I’m not finding the chicken orzo recipe on this page. Is it located somewhere else? Thank you.

    • Corinna, good catch. I failed to check a box to make the actual recipe appear on the page. Can you tell it’s definitely a MONDAY for me? :) Thank you for letting me know!

  176. I’d love to win this! I’ve been intrigued by the Instant Pot, but wasn’t sure if I should buy. This being made my Crock Pot, I know it’s a quality product that I’ll love to use. 

    I would make pot roast first, I have to see it made faster & maybe better than its done in a crock pot slow cooker. 

  177. Thank you for the recipe. I enjoy soups in the colder weather but I am often stymied by making them. Cant wait to try it. I remember my Mom always used a pressure cooker when she worked as a cook. Also I enjoy your blog and appreciate the simple non fussy recipes. The pictures are outstanding and always make me hungry.

  178. beef stew with carrots and potatoes

  179. Posole Mexican Soup with fresh veggies on the side…

  180. I think I”ll start homemade veggie broth and make an awesome veggie stew to pour over black beans :)

  181. I would love to make Chicken and Dumplings in this, would make a perfect Christmas gift for myself.

  182. I think I’d start with a beef stew.

  183. The first thing I’d make would be either chicken or chili, depending on the weather. ;)

  184. If I won, the first thing I would male is a batch of Portuguese beans.

  185. A lot roast, for sure!! Yum!!

  186. I’d make my GF chicken and dumplings!

  187. I cannot wait to try this!!

  188. This looks delicious. I would love to try this at home.

  189. Two-Hander Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwiches, 100%

  190. I am so looking forward to trying out the Pressure cooker too! I just ordered one from Kohls with some coupons and Kohls cash!

    I’m definitely trying out this recipe this week too!

  191. Thank you for the opportunity! Would love to try out some soups and chili with this!

  192. I would make a beef stew, and know the bottom wouldn’t be burned!!

  193. This would be an amazing gift! I have done all I could to win. Not to mention this recipe looks really really good! Thank you for all your hard work and helping up to create so many wonderful things! Thank you!

  194. What an amazing treat! I think I would make beef stew, a family favorite. Thanks for the opportunity!

  195. The first thing I would make is your rustic lentil soup (I did it without meat). I tried it a few weeks ago when you posted the recipe, now I am making lentil soup at least every other weekend in the cold months. Love it.

  196. The first thing I’m going to try is smothered pork chops

  197. I would love to make the barbecue pulled pork sandwiches. We love barbecue!!

  198. I love your recipes and would love to win this!

  199. This looks delicious! Soups are my go-to dinners in the winter months.

  200. I have two roasts in my freezer so that will be first and my slow cooker was so big and took up so much space I gave it away. It was very big and in an Apartment I don’t have the space. I had to do the same with my pressure cooker. I had another roast and cooked it in the oven. It doesn’t taste near as good as putting in in the slow cooker and it smells wonderful. You can’t get that from the oven.

  201. I would love to make one pot lasagna soup! It’s a recipe I’ve been dying to try but haven’t gotten around to it simply because I haven’t yet been able to invest in a great crock pot. I would definitely get the push to whip this recipe up in a brand new crock pot.

  202. I am going to make Delicious Beef Stew first in this Awesome Pressure Cooker Crockpot! Thanks for sponsoring the giveaway!

  203. Baked ziti !!! so good in a crock pot

  204. I need this !

  205. Marvelous giveaway. I would love to win the pressure cooker; I have heard so much good buzz about them.

  206. The Chicken Orzo Soup looks delicious. Can’t wait to try it.

  207. What I will make first if I am a winner is slow cooked pork.

  208. I would love to make the Apple and Brie stuffed chicken.

  209. Sounds like an amazing product & I’d definitely make your chicken orzo soup first thing! Thanks, Crissy!

  210. I really like the idea of having a meal ready quickly and as you mentioned, during this busy time of the year, speedy, healthy cooking is a plus. Got my fingers crossed, thanks for the giveaway.

  211. I would love to make your chicken orzo soup! The Crock Pot website was so interesting. I didn’t know that you could make steamed meals. Thank you!

  212. This is a beauty! Your chicken soup looks delicious! I’m thinking a good ol’ pot of chili would be great to try in this…and beans.

  213. I’ve been thinking about a pressure cooker. I’m one that has to think last minute for meals usually b/c I have no idea what to make and my husband has some dietary restrictions that have made it a little harder! So this recipe looks great and would be awesome to try in a pressure cooker!

  214. I would make your cheesy enchiladas first!

  215. That soup looks absolutely AMAZING!!!

  216. The first thing I’d make is a pot roast. Who doesn’t love a good pot roast??

  217. That recipe looks amazing. I’ll have to try it!

  218. The first thing I would make is a classic beef stew.

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