Greek Avgolemono Soup Recipe

Greek Avgolemono Soup Recipe
Pinot Grigio White Wine

Maryse Chevirere

Pinot Grigio White Wine

This quick, easy version of Greek Avgolemono — lemon soup — is great when you're in the mood for chicken soup but are tired of the noodle standby. Try pairing this with a bright and citrusy pinot grigio and serve this either with some warm, crusty bread, or as a prelude to a veritable Greek feast.


In a large stock pot, bring the chicken broth to a boil. Add the rice, cover, and cook for 10–15 minutes, or until grains are tender. Once the rice is cooked, remove from heat and set aside.

In a bowl, beat the eggs until thick, then whisk in lemon juice and zest. Gradually add in a 1/2 cup of the hot broth from the pot, whisking constantly, in order to temper the egg mixture. Add in another 1/2 cup of broth, whisking again, then repeat with another 1/2 cup.

Pour the mixture back into the stock pot with the chicken broth and reheat over low heat. Add in the diced chicken, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring constantly until the chicken is cooked through and the soup has thickened. Add salt and pepper to taste.

To serve, garnish with oregano or parsley

Cooking time: 30 to 40 minutes

Wine pairing recommendation: Try the soup with a glass of dry white like the 2009 Gaetano D'Aquino Pinot Grigio. This great-value light bodied Italian white has a nice, mellow acidity with notes of fresh-cut grass and green apple.


Calories per serving:

358 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, No Sugar Added, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 11g 18%
  • Carbs 37g 12%
  • Saturated 3g 17%
  • Fiber 1g 3%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 5g
  • Monounsaturated 5g
  • Polyunsaturated 2g
  • Protein 25g 50%
  • Cholesterol 138mg 46%
  • Sodium 502mg 21%
  • Calcium 42mg 4%
  • Magnesium 39mg 10%
  • Potassium 531mg 15%
  • Iron 2mg 10%
  • Zinc 2mg 10%
  • Phosphorus 266mg 38%
  • Vitamin A 57µg 6%
  • Vitamin C 5mg 9%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 12%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 26%
  • Niacin (B3) 11mg 54%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 29%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 34µg 8%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 7%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 3%
  • Vitamin K 2µg 2%
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