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Greek-Style Lemon Chicken Soup


Lemon juice helps to flavor this hearty chicken and rice soup.

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup carrot, shredded
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons concentrated chicken base
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 8 egg yolks, room temperature
  • 1 cup long-grain rice, cooked
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups cooked diced chicken


Combine broth, lemon juice, carrot, onion, celery, chicken base and pepper in Dutch oven and bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat, cover partially, and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 20 min.

Blend butter and flour in shallow bowl until smooth. Scrape butter mixture into hot soup a little at a time, stirring well after each addition. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.

Meanwhile, beat yolks in large bowl of electric mixture on high speed until light and lemon colored. Reduce speed and gradually mix in some of the hot soup. Return mixture to saucepan and cook until heated through. Stir in rice and chicken.
Serves 6 to 8.

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