soups on!

A couple weeks ago when I knew I was getting sick, I was craving comfort foods. I found a recipe online for Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup and have changed it a little to suit our tastes. We like it so much, we've had it for dinner at least 4 times in the last couple of weeks...including tonight. This is excellent with a fresh loaf of bread.

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

8 c. chicken broth
1 finely chopped leek or 3 finely chopped green onions
3/4 c. uncooked orzo pasta or acini di pepe
black pepper
2 large eggs
1 lemon, juice of
shredded chicken from half pre-cooked rotisserie chicken

Bring the chicken broth to a boil in a pot. Put leeks or green onions into pot and cook for 5 minutes. Add in the orzo and chicken; simmer uncovered until orzo is cooked (about 10 minutes).

In a medium heat-proof bowl whisk together eggs and lemon juice until frothy.

Remove a ladle of hot broth from the pot and slowly add the broth to the egg mixture whisking vigorously; pour the mixture back into the hot soup.

Remove immediately from the heat. Do not let boil.

Serve and enjoy.

1 comment:

MMW said...

sound delicious. will put on our menu in the next couple weeks.