Delight the palates of your family and guests with this refreshing soup appetizer from Greece. As you stew the chicken, veggies, and fragrant herbs, they create a delicate, flavorful broth. The orzo is cooked in the broth, along with a thickener of eggs and fresh lemon zest. Smart Recipes, European Recipes, Chicken,Eggs Recipes, Recipes Chicken,Eggs European Greek Egg-Lemon Chicken Soup Greek Egg-Lemon Chicken Soup Recipe | CHEFBear.net PT2H15M Serves 6 3 1/2 Pounds Boneless & Skinless Chicken Thighs 12 Cups Water 2 N/A Carrots 2 N/A Celery Stalks 1 Large Onion 2 N/A Bay Leaves 5 N/A Whole Black Peppercorns 1/4 Teaspoon Salt & Freshly Ground Black Pepper 1/2 Cup Orzo 3 N/A Eggs 2 N/A Lemons Add chicken, water, carrots, celery, onion, bay leaves, peppercorns and salt in a large stockpot. Bring this mixture to a boil then reduce the heat to a low low, and simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Transfer the chicken and vegetables to a bowl and strain the remaining broth using a fine sieve. Pour the strained broth back in the stockpot and return to a boil. Add pasta to the stock and cook for 10-12 minutes or till orzo is al dente. Meanwhile, beat eggs in a bowl until it gets frothy. Stir in lemon juice and lemon zest, while whisking. Temper the egg mixture with 2 cups of the stock (do this slowly to ensure that eggs do not get scrambled). Add the tempered egg mixture to the stock pot, and continue to cook on a low simmer for 10 minutes. Adjust the seasoning as needed. Serve with reserved chicken if desired.

Greek Egg-Lemon Chicken Soup

Greek Egg-Lemon Chicken Soup Recipe


Delight the palates of your family and guests with this refreshing soup appetizer from Greece. As you stew the chicken, veggies, and fragrant herbs, they create a delicate, flavorful broth. The orzo is cooked in the broth, along with a thickener of eggs and fresh lemon zest.

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Recipe Information

Flavor Profile

European

Protein

Chicken,Eggs

Category

Soups

Serves

6

Total Time

2 Hours 15 Minutes

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Ingredients

      • 3 1/2 Pounds Boneless & Skinless Chicken Thighs
      • 12 Cups Water
      • 2 Carrots (Cut In Half)
      • 2 Celery Stalks (Cut In Half)
      • 1 Large Onion (Peeled & Cut In Half)
      • 2 Bay Leaves
      • 5 Whole Black Peppercorns
      • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt & Freshly Ground Black Pepper (Or More, To Taste)
      • 1/2 Cup Orzo
      • 3 Eggs (At Room Temperature)
      • 2 Lemons (Zested & Juiced)

Directions

  1. Add chicken, water, carrots, celery, onion, bay leaves, peppercorns and salt in a large stockpot. Bring this mixture to a boil then reduce the heat to a low low, and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
  2. Transfer the chicken and vegetables to a bowl and strain the remaining broth using a fine sieve. Pour the strained broth back in the stockpot and return to a boil. Add pasta to the stock and cook for 10-12 minutes or till orzo is al dente.
  3. Meanwhile, beat eggs in a bowl until it gets frothy. Stir in lemon juice and lemon zest, while whisking. Temper the egg mixture with 2 cups of the stock (do this slowly to ensure that eggs do not get scrambled). Add the tempered egg mixture to the stock pot, and continue to cook on a low simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Adjust the seasoning as needed. Serve with reserved chicken if desired.



Nutrition & Cost Facts

Calories

683 kcal

Carbs

17 g

Fat

46 g

Protein

48 g

Cost Per Serving

$1.75

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