Lemon Chicken Soup

(makes 4 servings)

Weight Loss Recipes : Lemon Chicken SoupIngredients:

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 rib celery, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup orzo
  • 2 ½ cups frozen green peas or cut green beans
  • 3 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3-4 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (from 1 large lemon, Tip : Extract more juice. Before squeezing, warm the whole lemon in the microwave about 20 seconds or roll it around firmly on a countertop, or both.)


  • In Dutch oven over medium heat, heat oil then add garlic and cook about 1 minutes or until light brown.
  • Add broth, celery, carrots, pepper and salt then bring to a boil over high heat. Add orzo and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook about 8 minutes or until orzo is tender.
  • Add peas and chicken and simmer 2 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in medium-size bowl, whisk eggs and 3 Tbsp. of the lemon juice.
  • Temper egg mixture by whisking in about 1 cup hot stock in a thin stream.
  • Whisk egg mixture into soup and warm briefly over low heat, 2 minutes. Don’t boil or eggs will curdle.
  • Adjust seasoning as needed with more lemon juice, salt or pepper and serve.

Make 4 Servings:

Weight loss recipes Amount Per Serving : 424 Calories, 49 g Protein, 32 g Carbohydrates, 4 g Dietary Fiber, 10.5 g Fat, 3 g Saturated Fat, 940 mg Sodium


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