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Avgolemono (Greek chicken, lemon, orzo soup) Recipe


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     Avgolemono (Greek chicken, lemon, orzo soup)

Category   Salads - Soups - Sidedishes
Sub Category   None

1 cup orzo
2 cups shredded chicken
64 ounces chicken broth
1 cup sliced carrots
1/2 cup green onions/bottom portion, save top for garnish
1 tablespoon fresh garlic
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 whole egg yolks
2 whole bay leaves

Saute onions, garlic, and carrots with a light spray of olive oil for 3 minutes. Add orzo and bay leaves. Continue sauteing for 2 minutes.
Add chicken broth and seasoning. Bring to a slow boil. Reduce to simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes. Take off the heat.
Add shredded chicken. Whisk egg yolks in separate bowl and add lemon juice. Slowly whisk one cup of broth from soup into egg yolks. Pour mixture into soup and give a stir. Salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with lemon wedge and green onion.

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