It may come as a shock to you, but Americans don’t have the lock on Christmas. Apparently, it’s celebrated all over the world, and the good people of Greece get into the spirit by eating lemon chicken soup, which I have to say, sounds incredibly delicious. I actually made a crockpot full of chicken soup today to feed my poor sickie boyfriend, who is currently looking a bit like an Ewok on the couch, or at the very least, a heavily bearded Obi Wan Kenobi. He favors brown, and blankets are no exception. Poor kid. He needs fluids. Where’s a moisture farmer when you need one?
Anyhoo, this lemony soup recipe comes from JJ at the very cool blog Urbane Nomad. JJ’s a fellow Chicago blogger, and is borrowing other culture’s Christmas traditions this year. Avgolemono is traditionally made in Greece on Christmas Eve, making it not just another soup recipe, but a Christmas soup recipe!!
Avgolemono – Greek Lemon Chicken Soup
- 1 lb Boneless Chicken Thighs
- 2 Carrots
- 1 Small Onion
- 3 Eggs
- 3 Tablespoons of Dill
- 3 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice
- 1/2 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 1/2 Quarts of Chicken Broth
- 1 Cup Water
- 1 Cup Orzo
For the full recipe and instructions, swing on by Urbane Nomad, and say hello to JJ!