Greek Lemon Chicken Noodle Soup / Avgolemono
This is a Greek version of chicken noodle soup that I saw in Health Magazine. The difference is that it is a Lemon Chicken noodle soup with lemon juice and eggs. Also, there is supposed to be orzo, but I couldn't find it at the store, so I switched it to orecchiete. The authentic version is called Avgolemono.
I will try to look for the magazine and take a photo. I couldn't find the recipe online.
I love soup in the winter, but I eat Chicken Noodle Soup all year round!
What I used:
- Chicken breasts, shredded (they were already cooked)
- Chicken stock
- 1/2 or ~3/4 cup of lemon juice
- 2 eggs
- Fresh dill (for taste and garnish)
- Salt & pepper
I cleaned and washed the leeks and carrots. I chopped them up into small pieces and got them searing into some oil and softened up. Then I added chicken stock and the shredded chicken. After 5-10 min., I added in the noodles and mixed in the eggs.
Then I added in the 1/2 or ~3/4 cup of lemon juice -- more than you would think. Don't be scared. I love lemon juice though. :)
Then right before serving, I added salt & pepper to taste and added some fresh dill.
Yummy! Here are some photos! It tastes really good! The leeks are a twist from onions in a chicken noodle soup and it's a fuller soup with the eggs and of course, you get lemon flavor!
Give it a try! We are good at this!