Recipe from The Cove’s Kitchen: Greek Lemon Chicken Soup

You will love this one!!!  We served this recently at our Women’s Bible study luncheon, here at The Cove.   

Greek Lemon Chicken Soup

8 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup diced carrots
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
6 tablespoons chicken soup base
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
1/4 cup margarine
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup cooked white rice
1 cup diced, cooked chicken meat
16 slices lemon
8 egg yolks

1. In a large pot, combine the chicken broth, carrots, onions, celery, soup base, and white pepper. Bring to a boil on high, and then simmer for 20 minutes.

2. Blend the butter and the flour together. Then gradually add it to the soup mixture. Simmer for 10 minutes more, stirring frequently.

3. Meanwhile, beat the egg yolks until light in color. Gradually add some of the hot soup to the egg yolks, stirring constantly. Return the egg mixture to the soup pot and heat through. Add the rice and chicken.

Add lemon juice last for fresh taste.

Ladle hot soup into bowls and garnish with lemon slices.  Enjoy!

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12 thoughts on “Recipe from The Cove’s Kitchen: Greek Lemon Chicken Soup”

  1. Yum! Looks/sounds really good. Can’t wait to get back on the 23rd for Ron Hutchcraft and your good food. Delicilously prepared.

    1. Margarine is Plastic Death In a Container!
      Please substitute Organic Butter, it has been know for years that God Given Butter is much more healthy for your heart!

  2. I was there for the Beth Moore conf. and you served a yummy desert of bread pudding with carmel sauce. Could you print out the recipe for that? I keep thinking of how good it was!

    1. Marge, we will request that delicious recipe from our Chef. This is a really busy time of year, so we may not have it availalbe for a month or so. They make it in such large quantities that they must break it down before giving the recipe to folks like us who are not serving hundreds of people on any given day. So glad you enjoyed it!! Are you coming to the Women’s Bible study in January? It starts on Tuesday January 8th and is free! There will be a blog post about it tomorrow. You can also go online and see both Kendra and Jane’s invitiation videos. God bless.

  3. OK, this is going to start lots of requests for your great recipes!!

    This soup looks great but last week when I was at the Cove we had a WONDERFUL dessert: coconut panna cotta. Now that was a memorable treat.
    Could we PLEASE have that recipe??
    Thank you for all you do to see that the participants NEVER go away hungry!!
    Blessings to all at the COVE

  4. I love The Cove food! I ate a wonderful bread pudim and I was able to find the recipe that brought me that taste again at home. Thanks for this soup recipe!

  5. This recipe sounds wonderful. Still a learning cook, I don’t know what to look for when going to the store for chicken soup base. Any suggestions?

    1. Hi, Beth! We are excited to hear you are furthering your cooking skills. You can just get chicken stock in the soup aisle. Hope you enjoy!

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