Kittencal's Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

For the very best results us a good-quality chicken broth for this, you can sub the same amount of uncooked rice for the orzo. I have even added some cooked cubed chicken to this soup, this is one of my family's favorite soups, you will love this!---- see my Kittencal's Best Chicken Stock/Broth (Crock Pot Option)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring the chicken broth to a boil in a pot.
  2. Add in the orzo or rice; simmer uncovered until the orzo or rice is cooked (about 10 minutes).
  3. In a medium heat-proof bowl whisk together eggs and lemon juice until frothy.
  4. 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.
  5. Remove immediately from the heat (DO NOT LET BOIL!).
  6. Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.


Most Helpful

I love this one! It has such a rich and decadent flavor, but it's a great lower calorie option. One of my favorites, for sure!

ingoodtaste July 01, 2011

I loved this recipe! Not only was it delicious, it was also amazingly easy to make! Which is important when you have a two year old who wants to "help Mommy"!

houndin'recipes January 21, 2011

This is really excellent! It's easy and the flavors are lovely. I added some cooked chicken for a fuller meal. I will be making this again. Thanks for posting, Kitten!

Recipe Reader December 01, 2010

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