My Yia Yia (Greek grandma) would slap me for this, but it is too easy and good not to share...
I dedicate most days to my organic kitchen. I dedicate most of my time to traditional, time consuming, made with love recipes, but let's be honest and nice to each other, as a single mom (like me) or just a working normal human (parent or not), these days we don't always have five hours to cook soup. That shouldn't mean we can't still enjoy good, homemade love in a bowl. Comfort food, let us find a way to still enjoy it, but some days,,,, make it fast!
I live for soups. When I moved to Florida it was like I stopped eating it. I didn't really even realize it until I traveled home to Chicago one fall. I ordered soup and was like "oh my gosh I miss this". Seeing that it is hot as all hell in Florida most days, I guess I just never thought to really make it.
I love Avgolemono. It is by far my favorite soup. It is a cure all remedy and a heart-warming soup in most Traditional Greek Kitchens. I created this recipe, so that you can enjoy this traditional soup, homemade, in a matter of minutes. Just Don't tell YiaYia!
3 cups Organic Low Sodium Chicken Broth (I always make my own bone broth but we are saving time here people)
Himalayan Pink Salt or Sea Salt
2 cups Cooked Organic White Rice (I personally love basmati in all greek dishes)
2-3 Pasture- raised egg yolks at room temperature
2 large lemons
1 tbsp Oregano
2 cooked Organic Chicken Breasts shredded, *to really save time buy an organic rotisserie chicken from Whole Foods.
Organic chopped fresh dill
Ready? Measure out all of your ingredients and set them out. I use my high powered vitamix blender, but any blender that is high powered will do just fine.
In a sauce pan, season the chicken broth or stock with salt and pepper. Bring to a low boil.
Pour 1.5 cups of your broth/stock into a high powered blender, along with 1 cup rice (cooked), your egg yolks, lemon juice, and oregano and blend until thick and smooth.
Pour your thickened puree into the remaining stock/broth and add your shredded chicken. Bring to a low rolling boil, and simmer for 12 minutes.
Top with Dill and Pepper.