Greek Lemon-Chicken Soup with Feta and Chives

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
20 min 30 min 6
Greek Lemon-Chicken Soup with Feta and Chives
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2 tbsp Olive Oil, Extra Virgin
1 medium White onion (peeled, cut in half, and cut into thin half-rings)
6 clove(s) Garlic (crushed or minced)
4 cup Chicken broth (stock), low sodium
2 cup Water, filtered
454 gm Chicken breast, boneless, skinless (or thigh)
1 medium Lemon (juiced & zested)
1/2 tsp Hot pepper (chili) flakes
1 tbsp Sea Salt (more or less to taste)
1/2 tsp Black pepper (freshly ground, more or less to taste)
1 bunch Chives
57 gm Feta cheese (crumbled)


  1. In the bottom of a stock pot or using the saute function of the Instant Pot, heat olive oil (can also use avocado oil) over medium heat and add onion.
  2. Saute onions in oil until soft, about 10 minutes.
  3. Keeping the heat on, add garlic, chicken stock, filtered water, skinless chicken breast or thighs (whole, we will shred it in another step), lemon zest and juice, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.
  4. Once the soup is simmering, lower heat to medium-low (or low on the Instant Pot Saute Function) and cook an additional 30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through when pierced with a knife. If you need the soup to be done faster, use the pressure setting on the pressure cooker- Manual for 10 minutes with the lid on and set to Seal.
  5. Remove the chicken and shred with 2 forks on a plate or cutting board, and return to the soup. Taste and add red pepper flakes, black pepper, or salt as desired.
  6. To serve, ladle soup into bowls. Top with snipped chives and crumbled feta. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 177
Calories from fat 78
Calories from saturated fat 23.2
Total Fat 8.7 g
Saturated Fat 2.6 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.2 g
Cholesterol 64 mg
Sodium 1411 mg
Potassium 346 mg
Total Carbohydrate 5.5 g
Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
Sugars 2.7 g
Protein 19.9 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.2
Meat 0.8
Milk Alternative 0.2
Vegetables 0.4

Energy sources