Thursday, 31 October 2013

Avgolemono Chicken Soup Recipe: A Bowl of Happiness!

Whenever we talk about soup recipes, chicken soup is one of the favorite of all. It’s comforting, tasty and really healthy. We all have our own style of making these soup recipes and mostly we stick to the recipe that we know from long. However, variety is the spice of life. So, try to look for the simple recipes which are not just easy to make but taste amazing too.

Secondly, soups are healthy and if you are into diet and trying to consume less calorie in day then soups are the great alternatives and amazing dinner idea too! A good old fashioned soup is chicken noodle soup which never go wrong in any specific day! 

Physicians and dieticians will always suggest you to intake protein in your diet. First, because it helps in developing a healthy body and secondly; protein keeps you full for longer period of time which don’t make you famish in between the meals. There are plenty of easy chicken recipes which you can try. But today we are trying this healthy yet super yummy chicken soup for dinner. This soup is traditionally known as Avgolemono. It is an amazingly creamy soup without a drop of cream. And the reason of this creamy texture is egg. Another healthy source of protein. In winter, it's cooked with rice and dished up piping hot. It’s really comforting and aromatic recipe that you can try this season.

You can find the recipe here –

This recipe can serve up to 4 servings
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes

Ingredients –

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped red or white onion
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 ½ cups Chicken Stock or fat-free, low-sodium chicken stock
  • ½ cup uncooked long-grain rice
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon salt and freshly ground black pepper or to taste
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast (about 8 ounces) – you can use leftovers too
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons torn fresh basil
Method –
Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; add onion and garlic; sauté it for 2 minutes for so until the onions are tender. Now add Chicken Stock and bring it to boil. Stir in rice; reduce heat, and simmer it for about 15 minutes. Now at the end, add juice, cornstarch, salt, pepper, and egg in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Slowly pour egg into broth mixture, stirring constantly with a whisk. Add chicken to broth mixture; cook until mixture thickens and rice is done (about 3 minutes). Top with parsley and basil. Serve hot. 

See such an easy dinner recipe. A bowl-full of this soup will make you fully satisfied and not over-full. I hope you will like this recipe. I would really appreciate if you can suggest me what all interesting recipes you are looking at, maybe I can come up with some quick and easy recipes for you. Till then stay gorgeous and enjoy! 

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