Lemony Greek Chicken Soup 🍋

According to the notes with this recipe, to get this comforting soup’s velvety texture, whisk a little of the hot broth into the eggs before adding them to the pot; it cooks them gently and prevents curdling.

And no one like curdling. LOL.

Lemony Greek Chicken Soup

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil
¾ cup cubed carrot
½ cup chopped yellow onion
2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
¾ teaspoon crushed red pepper
6 cups unsalted chicken stock
½ cup uncooked whole-wheat orzo
3 large eggs
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
3 cups chopped baby spinach
1 ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

Directions:

Step 1

Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high. Add carrot and onion; cook, stirring often, until vegetables are softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add garlic and crushed red pepper; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Step 2

Add stock to Dutch oven; increase heat to high, and bring the stock to a boil. Add orzo, and cook, uncovered until orzo is al dente, about 6 minutes.

Step 3

Meanwhile, whisk together eggs and lemon juice in a medium bowl until frothy. Once orzo has cooked for 6 minutes, carefully remove 1 cup boiling stock from the Dutch oven. Gradually add hot stock to egg-lemon juice mixture, whisking constantly to temper the eggs, about 1 minute. Pour the egg mixture back into the Dutch oven, and stir to combine.

Step 4

Reduce heat to medium-low; stir in chicken, spinach, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until spinach wilts, about 1 minute. Divide soup among 6 bowls; sprinkle servings evenly with dill.

Nutritional facts:

Per Serving:
261 calories; fat 8g; saturated fat 2g; Protein 32g; carbohydrates 16g; fiber 3g; sugars 3g; added sugar 0g; sodium 641mg; calcium 0 5% DV; potassium 0 8% DV.

Enjoy!

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OH MY GOODNESS !! This is one of my FAVORITE soups. I have a friend who is Greek and she took me to her favorite neighborhood sandwich shop and it is on their daily special. I LOVE it but have not had it since COVID19 lock down. I’ve never seen a recipe for it and i have chicken, lemons, onion, garlic, dill, salt and pepper… Going to the store now for the rest!!! YUM. BLESS YOU @kasie for this.

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Hee! You’re welcome @berta! I haven’t had it, but it sounded so good. Different from the traditional Chicken Noodle but still with all the same good stuff in it. Glad you liked it!

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Oh my goodness this is too funny- yesterday a recommended video on YouTube popped up for a cooking channel I follow.

And would you believe it? It was for Greek Chicken and Egg Soup with Lemon. I watched the video and thought- wow, this is neat! Never heard of this before :star_struck:

(Here’s the video- it seems to be mostly the same as Kasie’s recipe above- great to follow for visual learners!)

And then, low and behold, our very own recipe-specialist @Kasie has the same recipe in the forums! I think it must be a sign :laughing:

Gonna have to get some lemons and extra eggs :lemon::egg::yum:

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Wow. That’s weird in a good way. Guess it means you’re meant to make this soup! LOL.

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