Greek Orzo and Chicken Soup

Such a good “lighter,” easy-to-make soup that is totally packed with flavor: Greek Orzo and Lemon Chicken Soup

Greek Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

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Greek Orzo and Lemon Chicken Soup

Yield: 4 servings (2 cups per serving)

Prep Time: 25 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Ingredients:

6 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh dill
1/2 cup uncooked orzo (rice shaped pasta)
4 large eggs
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup shredded carrot
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
8 ounces chopped roasted chicken

Directions:

1. Bring broth and dill to a boil in a large saucepan. Add orzo. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until orzo is slightly tender. Remove from heat.

2. Place eggs and juice in a blender; process until smooth. Remove 1 cup of broth from pan with a ladle, making sure to leave out orzo. With blender on, slowly add broth; process until smooth.

3. Add carrot, salt, pepper and chicken to pan. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat, and cook 5 minutes or until orzo is done. Reduce heat to low. Slowly stir in egg mixture; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly (do not boil).

Nutritional Information per serving:
Serving size: 2 cups
Calories per serving: 271
Fat per serving: 8g
Saturated Fat per serving: 2g
Sugar per serving: 2.6g
Sodium per serving: 1017mg
Fiber per serving: 1.5g
Protein per serving: 28g
Cholesterol per serving: 260mg
Carbohydrates per serving: 21.25g

WW POINTS per serving:
Points Plus Program: 7 Old Points Program: 6

SOURCE: RecipeGirl.com (Adapted from Cooking Light)

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4 Responses to “Greek Orzo and Chicken Soup”

  1. 1

    Marla — January 31, 2010 @ 8:38 AM

    This soup looks great! Very unique flavor combo. I love all the protein and healthy fat in here!

  2. 2

    April — February 5, 2013 @ 3:50 PM

    Excellent soup! The lemon is a little strong, however it gives it a nice kick. Surprisingly the soup base is very creamy! Thank you for this low-fat, nicely portioned recipe!

  3. 3

    Sarah — October 5, 2014 @ 10:14 AM

    Followed this recipe to the “T” and it just didn’t taste very yummy. The flavour wasn’t very good. I can’t seem to put my finer on it. Not the thick creamy texture I was thinking it would be.

  4. 4

    Lori Lange — October 7, 2014 @ 11:15 AM

    It’s a lighter version of the classic, so that’s probably not what you were expecting.