Avgolemono chicken soup with lemon, egg, and cauliflower “rice”
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Paleo
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.**
In your bag
- 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
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.)
Poach the chicken
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.
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
**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.
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).
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.