This gluten free avgolemono soup is creamy and delicious and a perfect comfort food!
Do you crave soup when it’s cool and rainy? I do! This Avgolemono soup was perfect for the cool and wet weather we have been having in Phoenix lately!
I love almost anything with lemon in it and my friend gave me some lemons from her tree. I was debating making lemon bars or this avgolemono soup and with the weather the soup won!
According to Wikipedia:
Avgolemono (Greek: αυγολέμονο or αβγολέμονο) or egg–lemon is a family of sauces and soups made with eggyolk and lemon juice mixed with broth, heated until they thicken. They are found in Greek, Arab, Sephardic Jewish, Turkish, Balkan and Italian cuisine.
I can’t actually remember when I had this soup for the first time, but I find it so comforting.
What Do I Need to Make This Soup?
I used homemade chicken bone broth that I had frozen, if you do not have that on hand, chicken broth is just as yummy.
Jasmine Rice or cauliflower rice
Chicken breasts or rotisserie chicken
Parsley as a garnish
Salt and Pepper
I am going to give you two options to make this soup. I have done it both ways. They are equally delicious.
Use a medium-sized pot and turn the stove on to medium heat. Add a drizzle of olive oil. Saute your chopped onion, celery, and carrots until tender.
Add the broth to the pot. Stir.
Juice 1 lemon into the broth.
Add the chicken breasts to the liquid. Simmer until they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees. Remove them from the pot and shred the meat with a fork. Add it back into the pot.
This is where you get to choose a different option if you would like! You can add in shredded rotisserie chicken meat if you would like to save time!
Stir in the rice. Let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes until the rice is tender.
You can keep it low carb and use cauliflower rice. If you use cauliflower rice you only need to simmer for a few minutes until the cauliflower is soft.
In a separate bowl, scramble the eggs. Add the lemon juice to them and whisk to combine.
Temper the eggs by adding a ladle full of broth to the eggs while whisking.
Pour the eggs into the soup while whisking.
Remove from heat.
You are ready to garnish with chopped green onions and parsley.
The eggs will make it thick and creamy. So yummy!
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I hope you love this Avgolemono soup. My favorite part is the options based on how much time I have to make it! If it’s a quick weeknight meal, I will use rotisserie chicken. If I have time I will cook the chicken breast in the broth. I guess I just love options!
Avgolemono SoupDelicious comforting lemony chicken and rice soup. Perfect for cool weather days!
I hope you love this soup as much as we do!
Best Wishes for Gluten Free Dishes!
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