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Greek Lemon Chicken Soup (Kota Avgolemono)

Hearty, simple, and comforting, this Greek Lemon Chicken Soup is a trademark dish that has nourished generations. It is thick, creamy, slightly tangy and most of all warming. Greeks refer to it as a hug on a cold winters day and as a home remedy to comfort the sick.

Avgolemono literally means ‘egg-lemon' in Greek. It is a term used to define soups or sauces made with eggs and lemon mixed with broth. The result is a creamy, silky yet tangy sauce that is enjoyed by all.

Helpful Tips


When making the stock, I like to use drumsticks. The reason for this is that meat on bone makes for a very tasty broth. Others prefer to use the whole chicken but I find you need a really deep pot and a lot of water to cover a whole chicken, hence drumsticks are a great option. Any other