Avgolemono

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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!