Avgolemono

Greek Avgolemono

The basic recipe for Avgolemono is a healthy chicken soup thickened with eggs and seasoned with lemon juice to taste. Perfect for the cold season. We added a modern twist with our pink pepperberry-lemon thyme blend.

Soup, Pasta, or Else?

Optionally, make a delicious Avgolemono pasta sauce. You can add your favorite vegetables either in the soup or pasta sauce. Or pour the sauce over cooked or fried vegetables. A good fit is green asparagus, turnip, rutabaga, pumpkin, zucchini, and/or carrot.

Variations
  • Skip the chicken soup step and buy cooked shredded
    chicken and chicken broth instead.
  • Substitute orzo with small noodles or cooked rice.
  • Add your favorite vegetables to the Avgolemono Soup.
  • Omit the chicken in the Avgolemono Soup.
  • Add 1-2 tbsp white wine and/or olive oil to the Base.
  • For a thicker soup, dissolve 1-2 tsp cornstarch in
    2 tbsp cold water. Add it to the Avgolemono Base.
The Avgolemono Culinary Spice Kit includes the following spices:

Pink pepperberries, chives, lemon thyme, savory, green peppercorns, lemon crystals

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Avgolemono
Servings
3-4
Ingredients
Chicken Soup (see notes)
  • 2 lbs chicken pieces with skin
  • 1 each stalk celery, carrot, onion
  • salt & pepper
Avgolemono Base
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 - 4 lemons for juice
Option 1: Avgolemono Soup
  • 1/4 cup orzo
Option 2: Avgolemono Pasta
  • 12-16 oz fettuccini or other pasta
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • olive oil
Culinary Spice Kit:
  • Pink pepperberries, chives, lemon thyme, savory, green peppercorns, lemon crystals
Servings
3-4
Ingredients
Chicken Soup (see notes)
  • 2 lbs chicken pieces with skin
  • 1 each stalk celery, carrot, onion
  • salt & pepper
Avgolemono Base
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 - 4 lemons for juice
Option 1: Avgolemono Soup
  • 1/4 cup orzo
Option 2: Avgolemono Pasta
  • 12-16 oz fettuccini or other pasta
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • olive oil
Culinary Spice Kit:
  • Pink pepperberries, chives, lemon thyme, savory, green peppercorns, lemon crystals
Instructions
Chicken Soup:
  1. In a POT, add chicken pieces, roughly cut vegetables, and salt & pepper to taste.
  2. Cook for about 30 minutes until the chicken is cooked.
  3. Take the chicken pieces out.
  4. When the chicken pieces are cool, tear them in bite-size pieces.
Avgolemono Base:
  1. In a BOWL, whisk 2 eggs with 2 tbsp lemon juice.
  2. Slowly whisk in hot broth, 1 tbsp at a time, until the egg-lemon mixture reaches the temperature of the broth.
Avgolemono Soup:
  1. In a POT, bring 4 cups of broth to boil.
  2. Add orzo, 1 cup shredded chicken, hot Avgolemono Base, Avgolemono Spices, and salt & lemon juice to taste.
  3. Cook for 6-10 minutes until the orzo is cooked al dente, stirring occasionally.
Avgolemono Pasta:
  1. Cook fettuccini according to package instructions.
  2. Reserve 1 cup of the cooking water.
  3. In a PAN, heat 1 tbsp oil over medium heat.
  4. Fry onions until they turn translucent.
  5. Add cooking water, 1 cup shredded chicken, hot Avgolemono Base, and Avgolemono Spices, salt & lemon juice to taste.
  6. Cook for 3-5 minutes.
  7. Pour sauce over fettuccini. Mix well.
  8. Enjoy!