Avgolemono Soup (Greek Lemon Chicken Soup) Recipe

This Greek soup has tender chicken, creamy broth, robust veggies, fresh herbs, and a kick of lemon. A great twist on chicken soup!

– 1 Tbsp avocado oil – ▢1 medium-sized yellow onion, chopped – ▢1 cup carrots, chopped (about 1 medium-sized carrot) – ▢2 stalks celery, chopped – ▢3 large cloves garlic, minced – ▢1.25 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, 2 large breast – ▢8 cups low-sodium chicken broth – ▢½ cup fresh lemon juice – ▢1 bay leaf – ▢⅔ cup uncooked rice – ▢3 egg yolk – ▢2 sprigs fresh dill, chopped – ▢1 tsp sea salt, to taste – ▢¼ tsp black pepper, to taste


Medium-high heat avocado oil in a large Dutch oven on the stove. Add chopped yellow onion and cook 3–5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened.

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Add chopped carrots, celery, and garlic and simmer for 2–3 minutes to soften.

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Sprinkle sea salt and black pepper over the vegetable mixture and add the chicken breasts.

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Put chicken broth and bay leaves in the pot. Cover the pot and boil.Poach the chicken for 15 minutes over medium-low heat. 

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Remove chicken breasts from pot and place on cutting board. Put ½ cup of broth in a small bowl and set aside. Hot broth tempers egg yolks.

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Cover and boil soup with uncooked white rice. Keep cooking on low for 15 minutes.

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Whisk two egg yolks in a small basin while the soup cooks the rice. Add the reserved broth and fresh lemon juice to the egg yolks and whisk well to temper. 

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Stir egg mixture into soup pot. Cook the egg-lemon soup for 15 minutes to finish the rice.Put the chicken back in the soup pot after two fork shreddings.

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Taste the soup and add salt, black pepper, or lemon juice.Throw away bay leaves. Add chopped fresh dill.Serve large soup bowls with toasted bread or salad.

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