Greek Lemon Chicken Soup (Avgolemono)

For a new twist on an old standby, try this quick chicken soup inspired by the classic Greek soup Avgolemono (meaning “egg-lemon”). We love the simple, creamy soup that’s made by whisking eggs, lemon, and broth together. Our healthy version has 231 calories and 32 grams of protein per serving.

Lemon Chicken Soup Avgolemono
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Greek Lemon Chicken Soup (Avgolemono)

We love the simple, Greek-inspired soup that's made by whisking eggs, lemon, and broth together.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Keyword lemon chicken soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 231 kcal
Author Rebecca Swanner

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup dry whole-grain penne 1½ oz.
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 lb. raw chicken breast boneless, skinless, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 large eggs
  • 6-8 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice divided use
  • 4 cups low sodium organic chicken broth hot
  • 1 cup fresh spinach chopped
  • Sea salt (or Himalayan salt) and ground black pepper to taste; optional

Instructions

  1. 1. Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente; drain. Cool.

  2. Heat medium nonstick skillet, lightly coated with spray, over medium heat.

  3. Add chicken; cook, stirring frequently, for 6 to 8 minutes or until cooked through. Set aside.

  4. Whisk together eggs and 6 Tbsp. lemon juice in a large bowl. Slowly add broth, whisking constantly, until outside of bowl feels warm to the touch.

  5. Transfer egg mixture to medium saucepan. Add chicken, spinach, pasta, and any remaining broth; cook, over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 1 to 2 minutes.

  6. Season with salt and pepper if desired; add remaining 2 Tbsp. lemon juice to taste if desired. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Greek Lemon Chicken Soup (Avgolemono)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 231 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 119mg 40%
Sodium 300mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 32g 64%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.