Avgolemono Soup (Chicken Soup) From The Family Recipe Book Of Charles Evdos

We’ve all been cooking at home a lot more than before, given the current circumstances. We’d like to share a special recipe to heal your soul and cure your quarantine blues. Our executive director, Charles Evdos, shares a Greek chicken soup recipe that his grandmother used to make. We hope you enjoy it. Consider this our ‘warm hug’ for all of you during a time of social distancing. That’s what chicken soup is for after all. Be well!

Avgolemono Soup (Chicken Soup)   


  • Whole chicken (any size)
  • Carrots (4-5)
  • Celery  (3-4 stalks)
  • Onion (1 large or 2 small, chopped)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Orzo or rice, 1/2 cup
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons of corn starch
  • 3 lemons
  • 1 cup chicken broth


  • Take a whole chicken (or in parts) and wash them thoroughly
  • Fill a large sized pot halfway up and boil water
  • Add chicken to boiling water
  • Cook for 2 hours
  • Take chicken out and add vegetables (carrots, celery, onions, salt pepper) (Cut veggies into pieces if you choose.)
  • Once vegetables are cooked, you can puree veggies if you choose or leave them in pieces/cut.
  • Add ½ cup or rice or Orzo
  • Cook for ½ hour
  • Take 3 eggs, 3 teaspoons of corn starch, juice of 3 lemons and add to a blender, then mix for 20 seconds
  • Add one cup of broth to blender and mix for 20 seconds
  • Add juice in blender to pot of soup
  • Stir and soup is ready to enjoy

Note: For a Take 2 meal, you can take the chicken and make sandwiches. Add bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, mayo and a squirt of lemon, season with salt and pepper.  Recipe serves 8.

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