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Kotosoupa Avgolemono (greek Egg-lemon Soup)

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Why I Love This Recipe

For those who have never had this delicious soup, I know it sounds a little strange, but it is truly delectable, especially as a summer soup. To make this Ovo-Lacto Vegetarian, use vegetable stock and leave out the chicken.

Ingredients You'll Need

48 Ounces of Chicken Stock – Heat to a low boil and salt to taste.
4 ounces white meat chicken – Precooked & chopped
1/2 Cup – 3/4 Cup Orzo (I use a 3/4 if I am dropping the Chicken)
1/2 Cup Lemon Juice
3 eggs


Heat chicken broth to a low boil & add orzo. Simmer for 9 minutes

Juice lemons & strain pulp & seeds. Set this aside

Whisk eggs until well combined, continue whisking and pour in lemon in a thin stream (This prevents curdle)

Once Orzo is cooked, remove 4 cups of hot stock from pot.

Add chicken to the stock pot & cover.

While Whisking the egg/lemon mixture again, slowly pour in the reserved chicken stock in a thin stream to “Condition” the eggs.

Once hot broth is incorporated, add the egg/lemon/stock mixture back into the stock pot while stirring constantly.

Keep covered at very low heat. Will have to be stirred occasionally. But DO NOT let it boil once the eggs have been added.

Serve with thin slices of lemon and a sprig of dill.

Questions, Comments & Reviews

Ethnic Foods???? Ok, I know it fits, but I just spent 10 minuts searching through "Soups" to find your Avgolemono! And you had to go and spell it correctly (wich I couldn't attempt after 4 glasses of Pino Grigio), so I couldn't even use search...... argggg....

as a greek my self :) i l say
This soup is a favorite to Greek families. There are several variations, and the egg-lemon sauce (avgolemono) is so popular
, but i will add the very original chicken avgolemon soup

Actually, in Greek, it's called "Kotosoupa Avgolemono" (egg-lemoned chicken soup) as opposed to "Psarosoupa Avgolemono" (egg-lemoned fish soup) ;) I know that's a detail but I thought I should point that out since we have 2 sorts of avgolemono soups

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