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Greek Lemon Chicken Soup

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Greek lemon chicken soup is a comforting soup with a punch of lemon flavor. Made with rice, chicken, vegetables, eggs, and lots of lemon and fresh herbs! It’s a great family meal that is quick and easy to make on the stovetop.

bowl of greek lemon chicken soup

Greek lemon chicken soup is an egg-lemon soup packed with shredded chicken and white rice. It is a Greek style lemon chicken soup with rice that is thickened with eggs. Also known as, Avgolemon, a Greek word that when broken down means, “egg” and “lemon.”

It has all the deliciousness of a cream-based soup without ant of the cream, making it a healthy comfort food.

bowl of greek lemon chicken soup

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • The perfect way to use up leftover chicken.
  • A hearty chicken soup that’s full of lemon flavor.
  • So easy to make on the stovetop, and in just one pot.
  • This dish is a simple, make ahead dinner idea.
bowl of greek lemon chicken soup

Ingredients

What you’ll need to make this recipe.

  • Olive Oil
  • Onion
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Garlic
  • Chicken broth
  • Rotisserie Chicken
  • Instant White Rice
  • Eggs
  • Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Fresh Parsley
greek lemon chicken soup ingredients

How To Make This Recipe

1 – Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions, carrots, celery, salt and pepper. Sauté for about 8-10 minutes.

carrots, celery and onion in a pot

2 – Add garlic and cook for another minute.

carrots, celery and onion in a pot

3 – Stir in broth and chicken, bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.

chicken broth in a pot

4 – Stir in rice and cook for 5 minutes. Remove pot from heat.

uncooked rice in a pot of lemon chicken soup

5 – In a large mixing bowl, whisk eggs and lemon juice. Using a ladle, transfer a ladle full of the soup broth from the pot to the bowl of egg mixture, then whisk. Repeat.

egg and lemon juice in a mixing bowl

6 – Slowly add the egg mixture to the pot, stirring to thicken.

greek lemon chicken soup in a pot

5 – Serve garnished with parsley, optional.

How do I store leftover lemon chicken soup?

Allow the soup to cool to room temperature, and then store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Can I freeze lemon chicken soup?

Transfer soup to an airtight freezer-safe container or freezer bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to use, thaw overnight in the refrigerator then reheat on the stovetop.

bowl of greek lemon chicken soup with a spoon

Calories per serving (approximately 1 1/2 cups): 260

Yield: 6 Servings

Greek Lemon Chicken Soup

bowl of greek lemon chicken soup

Greek lemon chicken soup is a comforting soup with a punch of lemon flavor. Made with rice, chicken, vegetables, eggs, and lots of lemon and fresh herbs! It’s a great family meal that is quick and easy to make on the stovetop.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups pulled rotisserie chicken
  • 1 cup instant white rice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh parley, chopped, optional

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions, carrots, celery, salt and pepper. Sauté for about 8-10 minutes.
  2. Add garlic and cook for another minute.
  3. Stir in broth and chicken, bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in rice and cook for 5 minutes. Remove pot from heat.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, whisk eggs and lemon juice. Using a ladle, transfer a ladle full of the soup broth from the pot to the bowl of egg mixture, then whisk. Repeat.
  6. Slowly add the egg mixture to the pot, stirring to thicken.
  7. Serve garnished with parsley, optional.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 260Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 970mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 16g

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Cathleen

Tuesday 19th of October 2021

This looks like the ultimate comfort food!! I am definitely going to be making this soup over and over, thank you so much for the recipe :)

Erika

Friday 22nd of October 2021

Thanks, Cathleen! I hope you enjoy it! :)

Matt

Tuesday 19th of October 2021

I always end up with leftover rotisserie chicken this recipe was great and I perfect way to use it up!

Erika

Friday 22nd of October 2021

Rotisserie chicken for the win! :)

Tavo

Tuesday 19th of October 2021

I am having the flu and asked my partner to make this soup for me, and it was super comforting. Big Thank you!

Erika

Friday 22nd of October 2021

That's great to hear, Tavo. Feel better soon!

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