Avgolemono Soup

Remember when you were little and you’d get sick and the family remedies to make you feel better? Chicken soup, vegetable soup etc.

Well if you were like me and grew up in a household with Greek heritage you should be all too familiar with the little miracle worker known as Avgolemono Soup. This was the magic soup that we still as adults ask for when we have a cold or cough or really anything wrong with us ever.

It really does work wonders. Now I cant make it as good as my mother or Yia-Yia (that means grandmother in greek) and I have certainly had some epic failures (never ever use bought stock be them liquid or cubes and never brown rice) trust me. But I finally had success.

So I thought I would share a small recipe with all my lovely followers as I have people asking me all the time what is it and how do I make it. So my first food post here I go.

You will need:

1 Chicken (or chicken legs if making a smaller batch)

White Rice (as ,many cups as you need depending on serving size)

1 Lemon

1 Egg


Boil your chicken in some water in saucepan (you can also use a pressure cooker).

Once the water is boiled take out the chicken and remove any leftover chicken from the pot.

Put the rice in the water to start boiling. Don’t let the rice get too big and mushy. (some people like a thicker soup I myself prefer it runnier).

Once the rice has cooked crack an egg in a little bowl ans start whisking it. Slowly add in some of the boiling water from the soup to the egg whisking as you go. Do this carefully as to not curdle the egg. Once you think you have added enough water add it into the soup.

Add in your squezzed lemon for the taste.

You can add the chicken back into your soup or fry it or roast it in the oven. I prefer it crunch and fried or baked.

Now you are ready to serve it up.

Just a few tips, always use white rice not brown or anything else. Always boil the chicken in the water never use chicken stock. If you do these first two your soup will look and taste vile!! Trust me I know from experience. Here you go a lovely home cooked remedy that tastes amazing.

Happy cooking.

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