Avgolemono (Greek Lemon and Egg Soup) With Orzo

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 340 calories
    • Fat 10 g (2g saturated fat)
    • Cholesterol 125 mg
    • Sodium 240 mg
    • Protein 32 g
    • Carbohydrate 31 g
    • Sugar 3 g
    • Fiber 1 g
    • Iron 2.5 mg
    • Calcium 32 mg

Cook the orzo according to the package directions. Drain and reserve. Meanwhile, cook the shallots, garlic, salt, and pepper in 
the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the shallots are softened, 10 minutes. Add the broth and chicken. Simmer 10 minutes. Remove 1 cup of hot broth in a heatproof measuring cup.

Beat the eggs and lemon juice in a bowl. Slowly add the reserved broth, whisking constantly. Stir into the soup.

Stir in the orzo and chopped dill and serve immediately, garnished with sliced lemon.

Ingredients

  1. Check 1 cup orzo
  2. Check 2 shallots, finely chopped
  3. Check 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  4. Check ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  5. Check ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  6. Check tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  7. Check 8 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  8. Check 3 cups cooked chicken (from 1 rotisserie chicken)
  9. Check 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  10. Check cup fresh lemon juice
  11. Check ¼ cup chopped dill
  12. Check Sliced lemons, for serving

Directions

  1. Cook the orzo according to the package directions. Drain and reserve. Meanwhile, cook the shallots, garlic, salt, and pepper in 
the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the shallots are softened, 10 minutes. Add the broth and chicken. Simmer 10 minutes. Remove 1 cup of hot broth in a heatproof measuring cup.
  2. Beat the eggs and lemon juice in a bowl. Slowly add the reserved broth, whisking constantly. Stir into the soup.
  3. Stir in the orzo and chopped dill and serve immediately, garnished with sliced lemon.