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Avgolemono (lemon Soup)

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By qui
Member since 2007

Serves 8 - 10 | Prep Time | Cook Time 25 - 30


2 cup Milk
2 tb Cornstarch
6 Egg yolks, beaten

2 qt Basic chicken stock
1/2 chicken breast
1/2 c Long grain rice

1/2 Stick butter
1-2 T Chopped flat leafed parsley
1/2 tsp Grated lemon peel (optional)
1 c Fresh lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste

lemon zest and minced parsley for garnish.

Stir the milk and cornstarch together and beat in the egg yolks. Set aside.

Bring the stock to boil in a 4 qt. soup pot and add the chicken breast and rice.

Cook, covered, until the rice is puffy and tender, about 25 min.

Remove the chicken, shred the meat and set aside.

Remove the soup from heat. Temper, then slowly add milk and egg mixture, stirring carefully.

Continue to cook and stir for a moment until all thickens.

Remove from the heat again and add the butter, chopped parsley, and lemon zest and juice.

Stir in the shredded chicken.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve garnished with zest and parsley.

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