Print Recipe

skinnymixer's Greek Chicken, Lemon & Egg Soup

A healthy spin on the traditional Avgolemono, which has rice in it.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 25 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 6
Calories: 232kcal
Author: Skinnymixers

Ingredients

  • 1.5 kg whole chicken stuffed with a whole lemon and 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 medium brown onion peeled, quartered
  • 1 clove of garlic peeled
  • 50 g celery roughly chopped
  • 50 g carrot roughly chopped
  • 30 g butter or oil of choice you can reduce this for low cal, or bump up for LCHF
  • 1200 g water
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 4 egg yolk room temperature
  • 50 g fresh lemon juice about 1 large lemon
  • Parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • Add onion, garlic, celery and carrot to mixer bowl, chop for 3 sec/speed 9/MC on.
  • Add butter and sauté for 5 min/100°C or 212°F/speed 1/MC off.
  • Add water, salt, pepper and bay leaf to mixer bowl, put chicken into steaming tray and steam for 60 min/steaming temp/speed 2.
  • Top up with water and steam for a further 20 min/steaming temp/speed 2.
  • Remove chicken from steaming tray and when cooled enough to handle, roughly remove the meat. Keep warm, covered, in a thermal pot.
  • With a fork, whisk together lemon juice and egg yolk in a measuring jug. Take 1 cup of stock from the mixer bowl and slowly whisk it into the lemon juice and yolk mixture with a fork.
  • Blend stock for 20 sec/speed 9/MC on increasing speed gradually.
  • Set timer for 1 min/speed 3, and slowly drizzle in egg and lemon juice mixture.
  • Pour soup over chicken and serve with fresh chopped parsley.

Notes

Adjust salt, pepper and lemon to your individual bowl :)
Its really important to slowly whisk in the hot stock with the yolk, so as to not scramble it.
Bellini Users
Use sharp blade for this recipe.
At step 1 you may need to increase the chopping time slightly.
At step 2 cook for a couple of extra minutes if necessary.
At step 3 you will need to use speed 3 and if you're using an Intelli, make sure you put a tea towel over the lid of the steamer.
At step 4 cook longer if required.
At step 7 start at a lower speed and increase to speed 9

Nutrition

Serving: 325g | Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.5g | Protein: 28.1g | Fat: 11.7g | Saturated Fat: 5.2g | Sodium: 1940mg | Sugar: 2.3g