Greek Lemon Chicken Soup


This Greek lemon chicken soup is a perfect introduction to a full Greek meal or a hearty bowlful for a meal in itself. Serve with fresh pita triangles, and you'll be sure to please your guests!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 8 cups chicken broth

  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice

  • ½ cup shredded carrots

  • ½ cup finely chopped onion

  • ½ cup finely chopped celery

  • 6 tablespoons chicken soup base

  • ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper

  • ¼ cup margarine

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 8 egg yolks

  • 1 cup cooked white rice

  • 1 cup diced, cooked chicken meat

  • 16 slices lemon


  1. Combine chicken broth, lemon juice, carrots, onions, celery, soup base, and white pepper in a large pot. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.

  2. Blend margarine and flour in a small bowl; gradually stir into soup mixture. Simmer, stirring frequently, for 8 to 10 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, beat egg yolks in a bowl until light in color. Gradually whisk in some hot soup, using a ladle to pour in a thin stream while whisking the egg yolks vigorously. Add egg mixture to the pot in same manner, and heat through.

  4. Add rice and chicken; cook until warmed through. Ladle hot soup into bowls and garnish with lemon slices.


If the chicken broth you are using is already well seasoned, you may not need to add additional chicken base. We recommend tasting the soup after step 1 and adding chicken base to taste, if needed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

124 Calories
7g Fat
9g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 124
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 1237mg 54%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 15mg 73%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 197mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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