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Avgolemono soup
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5 from 4 votes

Avgolemono soup

Avgolemono soup is the Greek equivalent of chicken noodle soup, with a lovely lemon undertone. Fresh and comforting. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer/Starter, Lunch
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 3 -4
Calories: 263kcal
Author: Caroline's Cooking


  • 3 cups chicken stock 720ml, homemade if possible, or if not good quality
  • ¼ cup long grain rice 45g
  • ¾ cup cooked chicken 100g, shredded
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • a little fresh dill, salt and pepper to serve


  • Warm the stock in a medium-large pot so that it starts to simmer. Add the rice, cover and bring back to a simmer. Reduce the heat and leave the rice to cook (timing will depend on the type of rice - see packet for expected time). 
  • Once the rice is just tender, add the chicken to the pot and stir through. 
  • Whisk together the egg, egg yolk and lemon juice in a small bowl or jug. Add a small spoonful of the warm stock and whisk in, then repeat a couple times. Add the mixture into the pot of soup and stir it through. 
  • Serve the soup, getting a good balance of rice, chicken and the stock in each bowl, and top with a little dill. Season with salt and pepper to taste (and a little more lemon if you like, too). 



Note - you can also use orzo pasta instead of rice. 


Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 393mg | Potassium: 363mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 4.4mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1.5mg