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 Orzo and Chicken Soup

Yield: 4 servings (2 cups per serving)

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Greek Orzo and Lemon Chicken Soup


  • 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


  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: 271, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sugar: 2.6g, Sodium: 1017mg, Fiber: 1.5g, Protein: 28g, Cholesterol: 260mg, Carbohydrates: 21.25g
  • Weight Watchers POINTS: SmartPoints: 6, Points Plus: 7, Old Points Program: 6
SOURCE: (Adapted from Cooking Light)

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6 Responses to “Greek Orzo and Chicken Soup”

  1. postedJan 31, 2010 8:38 AM

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

  2. postedFeb 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. postedOct 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.

    • October 7th, 2014 @ 11:15 AM

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

  4. postedDec 26, 2015 5:29 AM

    Thank you so much for providing nutritional information info to include sat fat and sugars as per the new Weight watchers Smart Plus program. Because of that, I am putting you in my regular go to list.

    • December 26th, 2015 @ 8:10 AM

      Thanks- I’ll be ramping up the Weight Watchers recipes in the New Year for sure!

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