Keto Greek egg and lemon soup with chicken

Keto Greek egg and lemon soup with chicken

Want creamy without the cream? Go Greek with avgolemono – a light, silky soup. Easier to make than it is to spell. With chicken, cauliflower, eggs and butter it's another keto one-pot wonder!

Keto Greek egg and lemon soup with chicken

Want creamy without the cream? Go Greek with avgolemono – a light, silky soup. Easier to make than it is to spell. With chicken, cauliflower, eggs and butter it's another keto one-pot wonder!
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4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb 450 g boneless chicken thighs
  • 4 cups 950 ml water
  • 2 2 chicken bouillon cubechicken bouillon cubes
  • 1 1 bay leafbay leaves
  • 12 oz. 350 g cauliflower
  • 5 oz. 140 g butter
  • 4 4 eggeggs
  • 1 1 lemon, juice and zestlemons, juice and zest
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp fresh thyme or fresh parsley
  • salt and ground black pepper
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Instructions

  1. Place the thinly sliced chicken thighs in a saucepan, add cold water, and bring to a boil. Add bouillon cubes and bay leaf.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium and let simmer for at least 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Remove the meat and bay leaf. Keep the broth warm.
  3. Grate cauliflower roughly (until it resembles rice) and add to the saucepan. Increase heat, add butter, and boil for a few minutes.
  4. Beat eggs and lemon juice in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add about a cup of the hot soup to the bowl to temper the eggs. Give it a good mix.
  5. Remove the soup from the heat and add the eggs, stirring continuously. Return the pot to the heat and let the soup simmer for a few minutes until the soup thickens slightly, but don't boil — it might curdle.
  6. Mix the soup with an immersion blender or a hand mixer until smooth.
  7. Return the chicken to the soup. Serve with lemon zest and finely chopped parsley or thyme.

Recommended special equipment

  • Immersion blender or handmixer

Tip!

This soup can be reheated over medium heat until simmering. But again, be careful not to let boil. It would still taste delicious, but you want to avoid that curdled look. For a shortcut, try pre-cooked or leftover chicken or turkey. Just skip the first two steps and warm up the poultry in the broth in step 6.

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11 comments

  1. 4 comments removed
  2. Emily
    Added 5 cloves garlic, 1 tbsp dill, salt, pepper, and lemon pepper. Used chicken broth instead of water and bullion. It was delicious.
  3. Matt
    This dish is pure and delicious. I have to disagree with above comments as this dish was wonderful and simple. Each flavour was enhanced and stood out on it's own. Cooking with fresh quality ingredients is key. I did use 1 litre reduced salt chicken stock and not bullion cubes.
  4. Nicholas
    Can I use chicken breast? If I have rotisserie chicken which chicken part do I put in?
    Reply: #8
  5. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    This recipe specifically calls for thighs because thighs are lower protein/higher fat than white meat. You can use any dark meat from a rotisserie chicken.
  6. Shabba Hakim
    150gm of butter is a bit too much for me, can I get away with using 4 tbsp instead?
    Reply: #10
  7. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    150gm of butter is a bit too much for me, can I get away with using 4 tbsp instead?

    You can adjust to your preferences but just know that lowering the butter lowers the fat content in the meal.

  8. Shireen
    This was delicious I served it with some chicken crackling which I had taken off the thighs.
  9. Jeff Ivie
    I really enjoyed the soup. Just cut back on the butter a bit. I have enough body fat to compensate for that macro.
  10. 2 comments removed
  11. Jill Wallentin Team Diet Doctor
    Hello there!
    Thanks so much for your feedback. We've listened, re-tested this recipe, and improved it. We hope once you try it again yourself, you'll notice the difference — and love it as much as we do.
    Happy cooking!

    /The recipe team

    P.S. To keep the comments section up-to-date, we've gone ahead and removed any comments regarding the now-resolved issues. Thanks!

  12. wplogin-b4215830-25a7-4097-8285-41624ba88d48
    If kosher? Then there can not be butter with chicken!!
    / Sonja
    Reply: #17
  13. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    If kosher? Then there can not be butter with chicken!!
    / Sonja

    Thank you! I've let our team know.

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