Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 40 mins


  1. Place the chicken in a large stock pot and fill with enough water to cover it.
  2. Bring to a boil and remove the foam.
  3. At this point add the onion and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Once the chicken is boiled remove it and the onion from the pot.
  5. Now add the rice or orzo to the broth and let it boil.
  6. When the rice or orzo is ready, add the avgolemono sauce.
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First of all,Avgolemono is not chicken soup. The literal translation is Egg-Lemon. This recipe did not include the egg/lemon wgich is as follows.To 6 cups of chicken stock, add 1/3 cup of orzo or rice. Separate 3 eggs. Beat whites with 1/4 tsp of salt, until stiff. Add yolks one at a time with mixer on low speed, until blended.Slowly add 1/4 cup fresh (not bottled)lemon juice. Continuiing to beat, slowly add 1 cup of the stock. Pour the egg/lemon mixture to the rmaining stock and heat through, over low heat stirring until thickened enough to coat a spoon. DELICIOUS! (and authentic)

Thespian September 09, 2002

This was a great recipe,It was easy to follow I'm not sure why the other reviewer had a hard time with it.I will definatly use it again.My friend from asia fixed it for her inlaws and she said they loved it.

DeLancey March 11, 2009