Greek Lemon Chicken Soup (Avgolemono)

Greek Lemon Chicken Soup (Avgolemono)

For a new twist on an old standby, try this quick chicken soup inspired by the classic Greek avgolemono soup (meaning “egg-lemon”).

We love the simple, creamy soup base made by whisking eggs, lemon, and broth together. Our healthy version has 231 calories and 32 grams of protein per serving.

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Greek Lemon Chicken Soup (Avgolemono)

For a new twist on an old standby, try this quick chicken soup inspired by the classic Greek avgolemono soup (meaning “egg-lemon”).

Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine Greek
Keyword soup
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 231 kcal
Author Beachbody

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup dry whole-wheat penne (1½ oz.)
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 lb. raw chicken breast, boneless, skinless, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 large eggs
  • 6-8 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice, divided use
  • 4 cups low-sodium, organic chicken broth, hot
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped
  • sea salt and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente; drain. Cool.

  2. Heat medium nonstick skillet, lightly coated with spray, over medium heat.

  3. Add chicken; cook, stirring frequently, for 6 to 8 minutes or until cooked through. Set aside.

  4. Whisk together eggs and 6 Tbsp. lemon juice in a large bowl. Slowly add broth, whisking constantly, until outside of bowl feels warm to the touch.

  5. Transfer egg mixture to medium saucepan. Add chicken, spinach, pasta, and any remaining broth; cook, over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 1 to 2 minutes.

  6. Season with salt and pepper if desired; add remaining 3 Tbsp. lemon juice to taste if desired. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Greek Lemon Chicken Soup (Avgolemono)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 231 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 119mg40%
Sodium 300mg13%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 32g64%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

P90X/P90X2 Portions
½ Carb/Grain
1½ Protein

P90X3 Portions
1 Carb
1½ Protein

Body Beast Portions
1 Starch
3 Proteins

Container Equivalents
1 Red
1 Yellow

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A great protein and FFC as part of lunch.

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