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Traditional Greek Avgolemono Soup Recipe

Traditonal Greek Avgolemono Soup

Light and full of zesty aroma, this easy soup recipe will bring you closer to the Greek traditional cooking.

Course Soup
Cuisine Greek
Keyword avgolemono, greek, recipe, soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Author Celebrate Woman


  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 Tbsp organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 32 oz organic chicken stock
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cup arborio or white rice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cooked chicken skin and bones removed, meat cut into small pieces
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • Salt and Ground Pepper to taste


  1. Pour olive oil in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat.

  2. Saute onions in olive oil until soft, but don't brown them.

  3. Add chicken stock and water to the onions, bring to a boil.

  4. Add rice to the liquids and cook for about 20 minutes, until rice is fully cooked. You will see that the grains have expanded in size.

  5. In a large heatproof mixing cup, crack eggs, whisk them well. Add a cup of hot broth into the egg mixture and quickly whisk it to combine the ingredients.

  6. Pour the eggs and broth mixture into the saucepan with the soup.

  7. Add diced chicken and lemon juice to the saucepan. Stir to incorporate all ingredients.

  8. Bring the soup to a boil and turn the power off.

  9. Serve the soup asap with freshly cut green herbs and ground pepper. Delicious!