{recipe} Avgolemono - Greek egg & lemon soup with chicken

This is another family favourite. Adapted from my husbands family recipe. Traditionally, you would use a whole fresh chicken, but I have used skinless chicken breast fillets to try to cut some of the fat content down. This recipe will serve about 6 adults as a main meal (it's very filling). Thanks to Sarah, from A Beach Cottage for the inspiration for today's lunch and therefore, today's blog post.


2 skinless chicken breast fillets
1 carrot, peeled
1 onion, peeled & halved
2 celery stalks
lemon rind
good pinch of salt
1/2 cup long grain white rice
3 eggs
3 juicy lemons (juiced)
2 tablespoons cornflour
salt & pepper to taste
parsley chopped (to serve)


Place chicken breasts, carrot, celery, onion, lemon rind and salt in a large pot. Cover with water and bring to the boil. reduce the heat, cover and simmer for half an hour. turn off heat and let cool for a bit.

Discard carrot, celery, onion and lemon rind.

Remove chicken breast (reserve the liquid). Shred the chicken breast and set aside.

Add rice to pot with stock, bring to the boil, cover and reduce to simmer for about 20 mins or until the rice is tender.

Add shredded chicken.

In a separate mixing jug, whisk eggs, then add lemon juice. Mix a little water with the cornflour (in a cup) so that there are no lumps, then add this to the egg and lemon mix.

Spoon some hot liquid from the pot (about 3 ladles) into the jug of egg and lemon and whisk together. Be careful not to curdle the mixture. then add to the hot soup, stir through so the soup thickens.

Add some salt, pepper and parsley to taste.

Serve with crusty bread.

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  1. This sounds and looks good! Thanks for sharing at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

  2. That sounds fabulous! I am going to give it a try on the weekend. Thanks Marnie x


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