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    Avegolemono (Greek Lemon Chicken Soup)

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    1 hr 15 mins

    25 mins

    50 mins

    Kittencalskitchen's Note:

    If you prefer a stronger lemon flavor then increase the juice to 1/2 cup that will give you an extreme lemon flavor, use fresh lemon juice only --- you may use as much cooked rice and chicken as desired, if you have ever had this soup in a Greek restaurant or in Greece and enjoyed it, then you will *love* this! --- homemade chicken broth is always better to use but canned will do fine for this recipe --- see my Kittencal's Best Chicken Stock/Broth (Crock Pot Option)

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    1. 1
      In a large pot combine the chicken broth, lemon juice, bouillon powder, garlic powder, chopped onion, celery and black pepper; bring to a boil.
    2. 2
      Reduce heat to low and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    3. 3
      In a bowl whisk the very soft butter with flour until smooth.
    4. 4
      While the soup is simmering gradually add to the broth stirring/whisking constantly; then simmer for about 10 minutes.
    5. 5
      Meanwhile in a heat-proof bowl beat or whisk the egg yolks until pale in colour.
    6. 6
      Gradually add a little of the hot soup into the egg yolks whisking/stirring constantly.
    7. 7
      Return the egg mixture back into the pot and heat through, stirring constantly.
    8. 8
      Season with salt to taste.
    9. 9
      Add in the cooked rice and chicken then heat through.
    10. 10
      Ladle into bowls and top each bowl with 1 or 2 lemon slices.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 09, 2008


      I had heard about this Greek lemon soup a few months ago and thought it might be something I'd like to try. I cant compare as it was the first time I'd ever tried it and was very impressed. It has a lovely velvety texture and the flavours are really great together. The amount of lemon juice is fine at 1/3 of a cup, in my opinion any more would be too much. Thanks for sharing.

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    • on October 21, 2007


      I made this today and was disappointed. I expected it to taste like the soup at our favorite Greek restaurant. Even though it was good it just wasn't the same. I tried to make it by the recipe however, it doesn't say when to add the lemon juice. Which could have an effect on why mine didn't taste like I wanted it too.

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    Nutritional Facts for Avegolemono (Greek Lemon Chicken Soup)

    Serving Size: 1 (236 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 125.4
    Calories from Fat 78
    Total Fat 8.6 g
    Saturated Fat 4.2 g
    Cholesterol 144.4 mg
    Sodium 763.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 5.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    Sugars 1.3 g
    Protein 6.2 g

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