Greek Lemon Chicken Soup Recipe

Rating 5.0
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Greek lemon chicken soup is a cozy and comforting dish. The warming creamy broth is thickened by eggs and brightened with lemon juice.
Dinner
Mediterranean
14
ingredients
10
steps
45
minutes
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Ingredients

Servings:
6
2 tblsp
extra virgin olive oil
1
large onion, diced
2
stalks of celery, diced
1
large carrot, peeled and diced
2
garlic cloves, minced
2
chicken breasts
8-10 cup(s)
low-sodium chicken broth
1
bay leaf
3
eggs
1 cup(s)
orzo
1/3 cup(s)
lemon juice
salt and pepper, to taste
1-3 tblsp
chopped fresh dill
lemon slices, as garnish

Directions 10 steps | 45 Minutes

Step 1

In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.

Step 2

Sauté the onions, celery and carrot until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes.

Step 3

Stir in the chicken breasts, eight cups of chicken broth and bay leaf to the pot. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to simmer. Cover the pot and cook for about 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.

Step 4

Discard the bay leaf. Remove the chicken from the pot and shred. Set aside

Step 5

Add the orzo to the pot and cook, stirring occasionally until al dente.

Step 6

While the orzo is cooking, whisk together the lemon juice and the eggs in a medium bowl. 

Step 7

While whisking the egg mixture, slowly drizzle in two ladles of hot soup. Once the orzo is done cooking, remove the pot from the heat.

Step 8

While whisking constantly, slowly drizzle the egg mixture into the soup. Continue to whisk constantly so the eggs do not scramble.

Step 9

Return the soup to low heat and add the chicken and dill. Add more chicken broth if desired. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 10

Garnish with lemon slices and extra dill, if desired. Serve warm. Enjoy!

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
319
FAT
14.5 g
PROTEIN
25 g
CARBS
23.8 g

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Chrystal G.

Chrystal

31 Jul 2022

Easy recipe with a ton of flavor

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Sarah D.

Sarah

27 Jul 2022

Make ahead and enjoy for lunch. Perfect nourishment for a long work day.

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Sam N.

Sam

18 Jul 2022

One of my childhood favorites. Nice video of the greek lemon chicken soup prep!

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