Avegolemono (Greek Lemon Chicken Soup)

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

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)

Top Review by Evie3234

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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