greek avgolemono chicken bone broth soup recipe

Easy Bone Broth Avgolemono Greek Lemon Chicken Soup Recipe

This is easy and soul-satisfying recipe for Avgolemono Greek Lemon Chicken soup has rich chicken bone broth for incredible flavor and lots of lemon juice for a burst of sunshine in soup!

Course Lunch and Dinner
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword avgolemono soup recipe, bone broth chicken soup, bone broth diet, bone broth recipes, bone broth soup recipes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Author Bessie Bakes


  • 4 cups chicken bone broth
  • 2 lemons, 1 zested and 1 1/2 juiced save the rest of the lemon for slicing
  • 4 chicken thighs or 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 small handfuls green beans fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup cauliflower rice I used frozen pre-chopped for convenience
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • salt to taste


  1. Heat the 4 cups of chicken bone broth over medium-high heat in a large pot to a simmer. Cover with a lid to help it heat up faster.

  2. Add the chicken thighs or chicken breasts and simmer partially covered for about 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.  Timing depends on the size and type of chicken you use.

    Chicken simmering in chicken bone broth for avgolemono soup recipe
  3. Remove the chicken and set aside to cool enough to handle.  Shred or chop the chicken.

For the egg mixture

  1. While the chicken is cooking, whisk together the lemon juice, lemon zest, and 2 eggs until nice and frothy.

Tempering the egg mixture

  1. Once the chicken is removed from the pot, lower the temperature to medium heat.

  2. Scoop out 1/2 cup hot broth from the pot.

  3. Start whisking the egg mixture and very slowly drizzle in the hot broth while whisking constantly until all of the broth is combined.

    Eggs and lemon juice stirred with bone broth for avgolemono soup recipe

Finishing the soup

  1. Pour the egg mixture into the pot of hot broth while whisking constantly.

  2. Add green beans (fresh or frozen) and cauliflower rice and heat until cooked but still has some texture, about 3-5 minutes. 

    Green beans simmering in bone broth avgolemono chicken soup recipe
  3. Add the chicken back in and season with salt and white pepper to taste.

  4. Serve with a slice of lemon on top.  Enjoy!

    Easy Greek Avgolemono soup recipe with bone broth, cauliflower rice, and green beans. Paleo and low carb

Recipe Notes

If your chicken has skin on it you can simmer it in the pot with the chicken for extra richness or you can remove it to make crispy chicken skins.

Whether you cooked your skins in the pot or not, you can saute the skins in a dry saute pan over medium heat until they are golden and crispy on both sides.  YUM!