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Greek Chicken And Lemon Soup With Orzo

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Rating: 5/5
6 reviews

ready in: 30-60 minutes
serves/makes:   4

recipe id: 73779
cook method: stovetop
Greek Chicken And Lemon Soup With Orzo Recipe
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8 cups chicken stock
3/4 cup orzo pasta
1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch thick pieces
3 eggs
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
salt and white pepper to taste
2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley


In a large saucepan, bring stock to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and add orzo. Cook uncovered until tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Five minutes before pasta is done, add chicken.

Place eggs in mixing bowl. Whisk eggs while adding lemon juice. Stir in zest. Whisking constantly, slowly pour a ladle of the hot stock into the egg mixture to temper.

Reduce heat to very low. Then, while whisking the soup in pan, slowly pour in the egg mixture. Soup should thicken slightly. Add salt and pepper and garnish with parsley.

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285 calories, 5 grams fat, 28 grams carbohydrates, 24 grams protein per serving.
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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Excellent recipe! Make it all the time! (It's the boyfriend's favorite!)

Guest at

REVIEW: 4 star recipe rating
This was wonderful. The zest was just the thing, and the creamy texture was great. All in family liked it.

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Apr 20, 2011

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Great recipe!! I have made this several times and I love it!!

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Dec 20, 2009

REVIEW: 4 star recipe rating
My family is Greek and we have Greek food for our holidays this is always a favorite. My Mother seems to mess it up everytime, but with this recipe I was able to make it on the first try and it tasted just like the restaurants and old family recipes my family loves so much.
Thanks, I'll be making it this Christmas!!

Guest at

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Great recipe!

Clear and easy to follow directions and it turned out FANTASTIC.

Many Thanks!!

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Jan 31, 2008

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This is the exact recipe i was looking for. It has the Orzo pasta...couldn't find it anywhere else....Thank you so much....this soup is the best for when you are feeling like you are getting sick...within an hour you will feel soo much better...i have to say i am going to ad a bit more lemon this site...Thanks so much for letting it be free to print...greatly Appreciated...Jill Potter, Naples, New York.

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