Greek Avgolemono

Greek Avgolemono

Greek 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. Optionally, make a delicious Avgolemono pasta sauce. You can add your favorite vegetables to the soup or pasta sauce. Or pour the sauce over cooked or fried vegetables. A good fit is, for instance, asparagus, turnip, rutabaga, pumpkin, zucchini, and carrot.
Hands-on Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Servings 3



  • 1 lb chicken pieces with skin*)


  • 1 each celery, carrot, onion roughly cut
  • 2 - 4 lemons for juice


  • 2 eggs

Option 1: Avgolemono Soup

  • 1/4 cup orzo or any small noodles

Option 2: Avgolemono Pasta

  • 12-16 oz fettuccini or other pasta cooked
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • olive oil

Avgolemono Culinary Spice Kit

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


  • Add 1-2 cups of your favorite vegetables cut into bite-size pieces (see suggestions above).
  • fresh parsley chopped


Prepare Chicken

  • In a POT, bring 4 cups of water to a boil.
  • Add chicken, vegetables, and salt & pepper to taste.
  • Cook for 20 to 30 minutes until the chicken falls apart.
  • Take the chicken out and reserve the broth for later.
  • Remove the skin from the chicken and shred it with 2 forks.

Prepare Base

  • In a BOWL, add eggs and 2 tbsp lemon juice. Whisk.
  • Slowly stir in hot broth, 1 tbsp at a time, until the mixture reaches the temperature of the broth.

Option 1: Avgolemono Soup

  • To the POT, add orzo, 1 cup shredded chicken, additional vegetables (optional), hot Base, Avgolemono spices, and salt & lemon juice to taste.
  • Cook over medium heat for 6-10 minutes until the orzo is cooked ‘al dente’, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve with fresh parsley (optional). Enjoy!

Option 2: Avgolemono Pasta

  • In a PAN, fry onions in 2 tbsp of oil over medium heat until translucent.
  • Optionally, fry vegetables until cooked.
  • Add 2 cups of the chicken broth, 1 cup shredded chicken, hot Base, Avgolemono spices, and salt & lemon juice to taste.
  • Cook low for 5 minutes.
  • Serve sauce with cooked pasta. Enjoy!


*) Optional, buy broth and use cooked chicken or substitute the chicken with 1 lb vegetables, and skip step 'prepare chicken'.
  • Substitute orzo with 1 cup of cooked rice. 
  • Substitute chicken with veal or pork and cook longer.
  • Add 1-2 tbsp white wine and/or olive oil to the eggs.
  • For a thicker soup, dissolve 1-2 tsp cornstarch in 2 tbsp cold water. Add it to the eggs.