A  guest favorite that is always popular is our Lemon Chicken Orzo soup. We highlight this soup during April for our Lemon Month promotion, in August for our Passport Promotion and guests love it so much that it made an appearance during October during Guest Favorites Month. Below is the recipe for our Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup. Enjoy!

Lemon Chicken Orzo soup


1 lb. raw chicken breast                                                      Cook chicken in oven at 325 degrees until done.

Cut into ½” cubes. Add to soup later.



6 cups water                                                                         In a pot, bring water and salt to a boil. Add pasta

½ lb. orzo pasta                                                                   and cook for approximately 10 minutes. Strain pasta

¾ teaspoon table salt                                                          and flash cool in cold water. Drain off excess water.

Add to soup later.



9 tablespoons flour                                                             In a pot, melt butter and stir in flour. Cook for 5

5 tablespoons margarine or butter                                   minutes on medium heat. Stir often.


11 ½ cups water                                                                   Add ingredients to pot and bring to a boil. Simmer

4 ½ tablespoons chicken base                                          for 15 minutes.

½ cup lemon juice

½ tablespoons lemon zest

½ teaspoon kosher salt

¼ teaspoon white pepper


1 ¼ cups whisked cracked eggs (6 eggs)                          Place eggs in a bowl. SLOWLY add hot broth and

2 cups hot soup broth                                                         whisk to combine. SLOWLY add back to pot and whisk to combine. Add slowly or eggs will curdle.


2 tablespoons coarsely chopped sorrel                            Add ingredients to soup. Season to taste with salt

cooked orzo pasta                                                               and pepper.

cooked chicken pieces

Yields approximately 1gallon.

17 thoughts on “OCTOBER RECIPE”

  1. I think this one of the best soups that I have tasted at Sweet Tomato. The only think I hate abut the soup do to my diet I have to limit the amount I can eat.

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  5. Stumbled upon the recipe while printing out this week’s coupons— my life is now complete! This is my favorite soup EVER. Made two trips to Sweet Tomatoes last weekend to enjoy it.

    1. We are so glad to hear that! Enjoy the Lemon Chicken Orzo soup! We also have Lemon Chicken Orzo soup coming up from September 1- 14 for our Passport promotion to Greece. Enjoy!

    1. I don’t know, but it is my favorite at Sweet Tomatoes. I was disappointed to see it is not on the April menu for my nearest location.

  6. My favorite soup. Very disappointed that it didn”t make the menu in April for Lemon Month this year. It has been MISSED!!!!!!!

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