Greek Lemon Chicken Soup


So many of us are looking for healthy DELICIOUS food options these days.  The latest thing I am checking out is the Mediterranean diet–actually I just would like to not call anything a diet, but a lifestyle.  Mediterranean sounds good to me.

I looked up easy Mediterranean recipes and found this one that sounded delicious.  And who doesn’t love using a rotisserie chicken? Am I right?

And you may think, by looking at the photo, that this recipe includes cream. NOT.

I know.  And yet it is so good.

Greek Lemon Chicken Soup
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  1. 1 T. olive oil
  2. 3/4 c. cubed carrot
  3. 1/2 c. chopped yellow onion
  4. 2 t. minced fresh garlic
  5. 3/4 t. crushed red pepper (next time I will use 1/2 t.)
  6. 6 c. chicken broth
  7. 1/2 c. uncooked orzo
  8. 3 large eggs
  9. 1/4 c. fresh lemon juice
  10. 3 c. chopped baby spinach
  11. 1 1/4 t. kosher salt
  12. 1/2 t. black pepper
  13. 3 T. chopped fresh dill (for garnish)
  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add carrot and onion. Cook, stirring occasionally until softened, about 3-4 minutes. Add garlic and crushed red pepper and cook until fragrant, stirring constantly.
  2. Add broth to Dutch oven and increase heat to high, bringing broth to a boil. Add orzo and cook, uncovered, until al dente, about 6 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs and lemon juice together until frothy. Remove 1 cup of the broth from Dutch oven and add, gradually, to the eggs. Whisk constantly to temper the eggs for about 1 minute. Pour egg mixture into Dutch oven and stir to combine.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low, then stir in chicken, spinach, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly until spinach wilts.
  5. Serve up in 6 bowls and sprinkle with the dill.
Adapted from Cooking Light
Adapted from Cooking Light
Mormon Mavens

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