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All Time Avgolemono Soup

 
All Time Avgolemono Soup
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All Time Avgolemono Soup recipe

Yield

8

servings

Prep

15

min

Cook

25

min

Ready

40

min

 

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup onions
chopped
5 cups stock
chicken stock, plus 1 cup water
½ cup orzo pasta
or rice
*
1 pound chicken breasts
skinless, diced
salt
to taste
*
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3 large eggs
parsley leaves
fresh, for garnish
*

Directions

Heat the olive oil in a medium pot and sauté the onions over medium-high heat until they are soft and translucent, 4 to 5 minutes. While the onions are cooking, bring another pot of salted water to a boil and add the orzo or rice.

When the onions are ready, add the chicken stock and water and bring to a bare simmer. When the orzo or rice is nearly done — firm, but mostly cooked — drain the boiling water and add the pasta or rice to the chicken broth. Add the diced chicken breast to the pot. Let this cook 5 to 8 minutes, then taste the soup for salt.

Beat the eggs in a bowl. Whisking constantly, add the lemon juice to the eggs. You will need to temper the eggs before you add the egg-lemon mixture to the soup. It takes both hands to do this. With one hand, whisk the egg-lemon mixture vigorously. With the other, slowly pour in a ladle's worth of hot broth. Do this at least twice, and you can add as many ladle's worth of broth as you want to the mixture.

Turn the heat off the soup. Whisk the soup with one hand while you pour the hot egg-lemon mixture in with the other. Serve at once, garnished with parsley.

Note:

Either rice or orzo pasta are fine here, so use whichever you prefer. And be sure to dice the chicken breast pretty small -- about ¼ inch cubes -- so the meat cooks through in just a few minutes.

Recipe from Hank Shaw of Hunter Angler Gardener Cook

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 254g (9.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 21238% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 132mg 44%
Sodium 284mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Sugars g
Protein 48g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 3% Iron 7%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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