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    Avgolemono Soup

    Meet your new go to comfort food. This Avgolemono Soup is your chicken noodle soup taken to the next level. It’s silky and smooth and oh so delicious.

    This classic Greek lemon soup uses egg and lemon (avgo-lemono) to create a creamy, velvety broth with a refreshing lemony hint.

    And this cozy pot comes together in about 30 minutes. Trust me, you’re going to love this one…

    This Avgolemono Soup is your chicken noodle soup taken to the next level. It’s silky and smooth and oh so delicious.

    A few days back we all had a little cold, which of course called for some chicken noodle soup. As we’re always seeking new recipes, we decided to look for an interesting new twist. This Greek avgolemono was the answer.

    As it is, we love Greek food, as you may have noticed. From our shrimp saganaki to Greek meatballs to tyrokafteri dip to psari plaki (baked fish with tomatoes), we’re always cooking up new Greek recipes.

    What is Avgolemono Soup

    Pronounced ah-vo-le-mo-no, avgolemono is a sauce made from egg and lemon which is slowly whisked with warm broth. Sometimes used as a sauce, it’s also a great thickener for soup.

    This soup, sometimes referred to as “Greek penicillin” because it’s so comforting when you have the sniffles, is basically chicken noodle soup thickened with avgolemono.

    It can be made with rice, but since we wanted to stick to the chicken noodle soup theme, we used orzo, which is also commonly used.

    This Avgolemono Soup is your chicken noodle soup taken to the next level. It’s silky and smooth and oh so delicious.

    Ingredients

    • Olive oil
    • Veggies – onion, carrots and celery.
    • Garlic
    • Chicken stock
    • Bay leaves
    • Chicken – we used rotisserie chicken to make it that much easier.
    • Orzo
    • Eggs and egg yolks
    • Lemon Juice and lemon zest
    • Salt and pepper
    • Parsley – for garnish.

    How to make Avgolemono Soup

    Heat olive oil in a soup pot over medium high heat. Add in veggies and sauté for 5-10 minutes, until they start to soften up.

    Add in stock, bay leaves and lemon zest. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.

    Stir in orzo and cook till al dente, then add in chicken.

    Now for the avgolemono sauce… Whisk together the eggs, egg yolks and lemon juice in a large bowl.

    Gradually add in two cups of the hot broth into the egg mixture, whisking continuously. This is called tempering the sauce.

    It is very important to do this stop slowly, as you want the egg to come up in temperature slowly to prevent it from cooking and clumping together. When done correctly, this provides the creamy silky texture.

    Stir the sauce into the soup and immediately remove from heat.

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    This Avgolemono Soup is your chicken noodle soup taken to the next level. It’s silky and smooth and oh so delicious.

    What to serve with this Greek Lemon Soup

    This is a cozy meal all on it’s own. That being said, it goes nicely with some crusty bread or a nice fresh salad.

    Storing Leftovers

    This soup refrigerates beautifully in an airtight container for up to three days.

    As the avgolemono sauce acts as the thickener, rather than cream, you can also freeze it. Just freeze in an airtight container and thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating.

    This Avgolemono Soup is your chicken noodle soup taken to the next level. It’s silky and smooth and oh so delicious.

    So there you have it, one cozy, comforting pot of soup. This recipe is perfect for chilly winter nights or when you’re feeling under the weather. But it’s so good, you just might come back to it anytime!

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    Avgolemono Soup, in my Gypsy Bowl… enjoy!

    Avgolemono soup in the Gypsy Bowl.

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    Avgolemono soup.

    Avgolemono Soup

    Yield: 4-6 servings

    This Avgolemono Soup is your chicken noodle soup taken to the next level. It’s silky and smooth and oh so delicious.

    Ingredients

    • 3 Tbsp olive oil
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 2 carrots, chopped
    • 2 celery stalks, chopped
    • 4 garlic cloves finely chopped
    • 8 cups chicken stock
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 1 cup uncooked orzo
    • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 egg yolks
    • 1/4 cup lemon juice
    • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • Parsley, for garnish

    Instructions

      1. Heat olive oil in a soup pot over medium high heat. Add in veggies and sauté for 5-10 minutes, until they start to soften up.
      2. Add in stock, bay leaves and lemon zest. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
      3. Stir in orzo and cook till al dente, then add in chicken.
      4. Whisk together the eggs, egg yolks and lemon juice in a large bowl. Gradually add in two cups of the hot broth into the egg mixture, whisking continuously. It is very important to do this stop slowly, as you want the egg to come up in temperature slowly to prevent it from cooking and clumping together. When done correctly, this provides the creamy silky texture.
      5. Stir the sauce into the soup and immediately remove from heat.
      6. Garnish with parsley and serve.
    Nutrition Information
    Yield 6 Serving Size 1
    Amount Per Serving Calories 474Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 175mgSodium 591mgCarbohydrates 44gFiber 2gSugar 8gProtein 27g

    Nutrition information calculated by Nutritionix.

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