Greek Orzo and Chicken Soup

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Greek Chicken Soup, Greek Orzo and Chicken Soup, Greek Orzo Soup
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings (2 cups per serving)
Calories: 345 kcal

This Greek Orzo and Chicken Soup is the most delightful, light soup recipe!

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Ingredients

  • 6 cups fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh dill
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta (or can sub cauliflower rice)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 ounces roasted chicken breast

Instructions

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

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

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

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Greek Orzo and Chicken Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 345 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 259mg 86%
Sodium 1685mg 70%
Potassium 532mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 31g 62%
Vitamin A 113%
Vitamin C 11.8%
Calcium 7.2%
Iron 14.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.