Avgolemono chicken soup with lemon, egg, and cauliflower “rice”

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Our Dietitian's Favorite

Avgolemono chicken soup with lemon, egg, and cauliflower “rice”

Dairy-Free, Paleo, Soy-Free, Gluten-Free

2 Servings, 520 Calories/Serving

30 – 40 Minutes

Avgolemono, an egg-lemon soup, is traditionally served on Christmas Eve in Greece, but this delicious, easy-to-make dish is delicious all year long. This recipe was selected in partnership with the Type 1 diabetes nonprofit organization Beyond Type 1.**

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
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  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 6 ounces each)
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 or 2 shallots
  • 1 or 2 cloves peeled fresh garlic
  • 10 ounces cauliflower “rice”
  • 3 or 4 sprigs fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 or 3 sprigs fresh dill
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 pasture-raised organic eggs

Chef's Tip

Make It Ahead
For a fast dinner that is even more flavorful, make the soup up to 1 day ahead: follow the recipe as written through Step 4, then let cool, cover, and refrigerate. This will give the parsley and dill even more time to infuse the broth with flavor. When you are ready to serve, rewarm the soup over medium heat until just heated through and serve for a quick and cozy dinner. (Be careful not to let the soup boil, or the eggs may curdle.)

Nutrition per serving

Calories: 520, Protein: 48g (96% DV), Fiber: 5g (20% DV), Total Fat: 30g (46% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 18g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.5g, Saturated Fat: 5g (25% DV), Cholesterol: 280mg (93% DV), Sodium: 440mg (18% DV), Carbohydrates: 14g (5% DV), Total Sugars: 6g, Added Sugar: 0g (0% DV).
Contains: Eggs

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten. *Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans.


2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use


Poach the chicken

In a medium sauce pot, bring 4 cups lightly salted water to a boil. Carefully lower the chicken into the boiling water, reduce to a simmer, and cook until opaque and cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes. Using a slotted spoon or tongs, transfer to a plate to cool, then using a fork, shred the chicken. Strain the poaching liquid through a fine-mesh strainer and return it to the pot; add the vegetable broth and cover to keep warm.
While the water heats and the chicken cooks, prepare the cauliflower “rice.”


Cook the cauliflower “rice”

  • Peel and thinly slice the shallots.
  • Finely chop, press, or grate enough garlic to measure 1 teaspoon.
In a medium frying pan over medium heat, warm 2 tablespoons oil until hot but not smoking. Stir in the shallots and garlic, season lightly with salt, and cook until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the cauliflower “rice,” season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the cauliflower starts to soften, 3 to 5 minutes. Cover partially to keep warm.
While the cauliflower cooks, prepare the remaining ingredients.


Prep the remaining ingredients

  • Strip the parsley leaves from the stems; coarsely chop the leaves.
  • Coarsely chop the dill.
  • Zest enough lemon to measure ¼ teaspoon; juice the lemon.
  • Crack the eggs into a medium heatproof bowl and whisk until blended.


Finish the soup

Bring the vegetable broth mixture to a simmer. In a slow stream, gradually whisk about 1 cup hot broth into the bowl with the eggs until smooth and blended. Add the egg mixture to the simmering broth and whisk until incorporated. Stir in the shredded chicken, cauliflower “rice,” parsley, dill, and lemon zest and juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper.



Transfer the soup to individual bowls, drizzle each serving with 1 tablespoon oil, and serve.

**Beyond Type 1 (beyondtype1.org) is a new brand of philanthropy, changing what it means to live with Type 1 diabetes by educating the global community as well as providing resources and support for those living with Type 1.

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