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

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

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

Gluten-Free Friendly, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Paleo, Mediterranean, Lean & Clean, <600 Calories, Protein Plus

2 Servings, 520 Calories/Serving

30–45 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.

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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 or 2 organic shallots
  • 1 or 2 cloves organic peeled fresh garlic
  • 10 ounces organic cauliflower “rice”
  • 4 or 5 sprigs organic fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 4 or 5 sprigs organic fresh dill
  • 1 organic lemon
  • 2 organic eggs

Nutrition per serving

Calories 520, Total Fat 29g (37% DV), Sat. Fat 5g (25% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 280mg (93% DV), Sodium 180mg (8% DV), Total Carb. 16g (6% DV), Fiber 5g (18% DV), Total Sugars 6g (Incl. 0g Added Sugars, 0% DV), Protein 48g
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, Sesame.


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

Wash produce before use


Cook the chicken

In a large sauce pot, add the chicken and 4 cups [8 cups] water, making sure the breasts are separated, and bring to a boil. Cook over high heat until opaque and cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes. Using a slotted spoon or tongs, transfer the chicken 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; cover to keep warm.
While the chicken cooks, prepare the rest of the meal.


Cook the cauliflower “rice”

  • Peel and thinly slice enough shallots to measure ⅓ cup [⅔ cup].
  • Finely chop, press, or grate enough garlic to measure 1 teaspoon [2 tsp].
In a large frying pan over medium heat, warm 1 to 2 tablespoons oil until hot but not smoking. Stir in the shallots and garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the cauliflower “rice,” season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring frequently, until the cauliflower starts to soften, 3 to 5 minutes [4 to 6 min]. Remove from the heat and season to taste with salt and pepper.
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 enough dill to measure 1 tablespoon [2 TBL]. Save any remaining dill for another use.
  • Zest and juice the lemon, keeping the zest and juice separate.
  • Crack the eggs into a medium heatproof bowl and season with salt and pepper. With a fork or whisk, lightly beat until just blended.


Finish the soup

Bring the chicken poaching liquid to a simmer. In a slow stream, gradually whisk about 1 cup hot liquid into the bowl with the eggs until blended. In a slow stream, gradually whisk the egg mixture into the simmering poaching liquid until incorporated. Stir in the shredded chicken, cauliflower “rice,” parsley, dill, lemon zest, and 2 tablespoons [¼ cup] lemon juice and cook until warmed through, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and season to taste with salt and pepper.


Transfer the soup to individual bowls, drizzle each serving with 1 tablespoon oil, and serve.
Kids Can!
  • Time the chicken.
  • Press the garlic (if you have a press).
  • Measure the shallots and garlic.
  • Strip the parsley leaves.
  • Measure the dill.