Avgolemono Soup


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Also today, over at Steph’s Bite by Bite, Steph has a bake sale going on.  She is raising money for Team in Training to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Go check out my Peanut Butter Bars that are up for bidding on.

It is the beginning of March, but most areas of the country are still cold.  So today, I am bringing you a yummy, comforting soup.  This is a popular chicken and rice soup in Greece.  The recipe is from Cooking Light, and has only 269 calories per serving!  It is very lemony, I cut down a little when I made it, and I thought it was the perfect amount.  Add a small salad and you have a very healthy, well balanced meal.  And you could even afford some bread!  Or maybe Dessert!


Avgolemono Soup
Adapted from Cooking Light

2 tsp Olive Oil
1/2 cup Onion, choppped
3 clove garlic, minced
6 1/2 cups Chicken Stock
1/2 cup uncooked long-grain rice
1/4 cup Lemon Juice
2 tsp Cornstartch
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
1 egg, beaten
2 cups Chicken, cooked and shredded
2 Tbls Parlsey

In a large pot over medium high heat saute onion and garlic in the olive oil for about 2 minutes.  Add chicken stock, and bring to boil.  Add rice, reduce heat, and simmer for about 15 minutes.  In a small bowl whisk together lemon juice, cornstarch, salt, pepper and egg. Slowly pour egg mixture into broth, stirring constantly.  Add chicken to the soup.  Cook until it thickens and rice is done, about 3 minutes.  Makes 4 large servings.  Top each bowl with parsley to serve.




  1. This is my kind of soup! I’m going to try and make this with brown rice. The consistency might be slightly more chewy but it will be that much healthier. Thanks for a great recipe!

  2. Erin…I made this soup only one time a couple of years ago (I may have been reading the same cooking light as you!) And I don’t know why I haven’t made it since because it was hands down one of the best soups I’ve ever tasted! I think it’s a great soup for spring, too…very lightly lemon! Yours looks absolutely beautiful and delicious! You are nudging me to make it again! : )

  3. i adore chicken and rice soup. it’s going to be cold and rainy in baltimore this weekend and a soup like this would be perfect. :)

  4. Wonderful soup – sounds like Chinese rice porridge and very comforting flavor (love the lemon juice and eggs in here – Asians don’t include them). I’m not too familiar with Greek food,and had trouble pronouncing this food, but realized that’s probably most people feel when they see my recipe. LOL. Have a lovely weekend Erin!

  5. This is how I thicken my lemon-orzo soup and it’s so extremely good. Sounds amazing!

  6. I’ve never had this soup before. It looks and sounds really delicious.

  7. This is hands down my favorite ever Greek soup. I always have to have it when I go eat Greek food :) Looks like a delicious rendition!
    (And I am bidding on your bars. God I want them! 😉 )

  8. Sally, this soup looks delicious! It’s also one of my favorite Greek soups, and I really would love to try your recipe. Thanks for linking to your bars, too. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is very dear to my heart so I’ll be checking out the bake sale. Have a great weekend!

  9. The soup looks good. It reminds me of the soup my friends Grandma used to make. She was 100% Italian and didn’t speak english and man was she a great cook. Best Italian food ever. I know this is greek, but the Italian version sounds pretty close to the same. I want to try this recipe!

  10. Yum! I love chicken and rice soup. I’m going to try to use brown rice, too, like the commenter above!

  11. This definitely looks to be a tasty treat!

  12. This looks like a wonderful comforting soup. I love the addition of lemon. Have a great weekend! ~ Ramona

  13. I haven’t heard of this soup before. I do love chicken and rice though. Cannot really go wrong there. I hope you makes lots and lots of money for TNT with your peanut butter bars.

  14. This is one of my favorite soups, and I haven’t made it in eons. Yours looks wonderful!

  15. I have never made this kind of soup and I know it would be absolutely scrumptious, so I’m pinning it to remind myself to give it a try, yum! Thanks for sharing the recipe and have a great weekend;-)

  16. This looks so good! We just got another round of snow, so it’s definitely soup weather here.

  17. What a delicious (and nicely gluten free!) soup. I don’t think I could say its name 3 times fast, though….

  18. That soup looks delicious! I bet it tastes great too… and I love the look of those peanut butter bars too! :) Yum… Great post, Erin!

  19. I loved this soup and now that I’ve seen your photos (which are gorgeous), I’m going to have to make it again.

  20. Soup dishes are always great to stumble upon. Especially when you’re in the mood for something warm and hearty during the winter months.


  21. This sounds great Erin. I am not a huge soup person but this one could change my mind. Hubs loves soup. I bet he’s go crazy if I made a batch of this.

  22. What a great soup. Even as the weather gets warmer I can never turn down soup. This one is perfect for the weekend.

  23. My kind of soup–all the flavors I like. :)

  24. Okay, My butt just grew a few more inches after staring at those peanut butter bars.


  25. I’ve never heard of this soup before, but it looks really delicious!

  26. I love lemon and chicken together. I bet this soup is great (especially since it’s low cal!)

  27. Mmm, this soup looks like a hug in my tummy! Those peanut butter bars look divine as well. You can do no wrong!

  28. Wow – I love this soup, Erin! So hearty and satisfying!! Thanks for another great and gorgeous recipe!! :)

  29. Interesting recipe, I don’t see many soups that have cornstarch in them, this does look very comforting :)

  30. Wow! This chicken and rice soup looks very comforting! It reminds me of Arroz caldo (a Chinese congee). I’ll make this part of my to-do list. Thanks for sharing this, Erin.

  31. I have never heard of avgolemono soup but I have yet to meet a soup I didn’t love. I am digging on the flavors in this dish annnnd the calorie count!


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