Avgolemono Greek Lemon Chicken Soup

Avgolemono Greek Lemon Chicken Soup

Avgolemono Greek Lemon Chicken Soup is the perfect easy chicken dinner recipe! This soup is also great for when you're feeling under the weather.
Course Soup
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 451kcal
Author I Heart Eating


  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup cooked and shredded chicken breast
  • Salt and pepper to taste.


  • In a large pot, bring chicken stock to a boil.
  • Add orzo, and cook until al dente.
  • While the orzo is cooking, whisk together lemon juice and eggs.
  • When orzo is al dente, ladle out 1 cup of the chicken broth.
  • Slowly add about 1 tablespoon of broth at a time to the egg mixture, whisking constantly.
  • Once the broth has been whisked into the egg mixture, slowly stream the egg mixture back into the pot of broth, whisking constantly.
  • Add the shredded chicken broth, and simmer until soup has thickened, whisking constantly, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.


*Nutrition values are estimates. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 451kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 178mg | Sodium: 607mg | Potassium: 647mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 225IU | Vitamin C: 6.6mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2.6mg