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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 330.8
  • Total Fat: 7.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 157.6 mg
  • Sodium: 1,374.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 31.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 30.7 g

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Avgolemono

Submitted by: EMI412

Introduction

A Greek chicken soup with egg and lemon. Great for colds! Substitute whole wheat orzo or grains for more fiber. A Greek chicken soup with egg and lemon. Great for colds! Substitute whole wheat orzo or grains for more fiber.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 tbsp. canola oil
    1/2 medium onion, chopped
    3 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
    3/4 c. orzo pasta
    5 c. organic low-sodium chicken broth
    3 cooked chicken breasts (baked, grilled, or poached), shredded or cubed
    2 eggs
    3 tbsp. lemon juice, or juice of 1.5 lemons
    Salt (to taste; I use 2 tsp.)
    Pepper

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Directions

Heat oil in medium soup pot over medium heat
Add carrots and onion; saute until they start to become tender
Add broth and turn heat to high, add orzo when it boils. Let cook 5 minutes
Add shredded chicken
Beat 2 eggs in a 4c. glass measuring cup
Beat lemon juice into eggs
Using a ladle, remove some hot broth from the soup; beat hot broth into egg mixture a little at a time, adding more slowly until measure reaches 3 cups (this keeps the eggs from cooking too rapidly when added to the hot liquid and forming egg curds in the soup)
Pour egg mixture back into soup, stirring vigorously
Season to taste and serve

Makes 4 substantial (about 2.5 c.) servings - great light dinner with a salad and a dinner roll.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user EMI412.






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