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Avglolemono Soup – Chicken and Rice Soup with Lemon (Pressure Cooker Version)
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Avgolemono is the Greek equivalent of Chicken Noodle Soup. It's hearty, healthy, delicious and delivers all the same feel good feelings.
Course: Entrées, Soups
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Chicken, Lunch, One Pot Meal, Quick and Easy
Servings: 4 to 6 people
Calories: 443 kcal
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 onion finely diced (about 1 cup)
  • ¾ cup long-grain rice
  • 6 cups good-quality or homemade unsalted chicken stock
  • 2 chicken breasts on the bone, but skin removed
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 eggs
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  1. Pre-heat the pressure cooker using the BROWN setting.
  2. Add the olive oil and butter, and sauté the onion for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the rice, stir well, and cook for another minute or two. Add the chicken stock and submerge the chicken breasts in the liquid. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Lock the lid in place.
  3. Pressure-cook on HIGH for 10 minutes.
  4. Reduce the pressure with QUICK-RELEASE method and carefully remove the lid. Remove the chicken to a side plate to cool.
  5. While the chicken cools, whisk the eggs in a bowl until frothy. Whisk in the lemon juice into the eggs and then, whisking constantly, add a ladle of the hot soup. Whisk the egg mixture back into the hot pressure cooker. The soup should thicken nicely.
  6. When the chicken is cool enough to touch, pull the meat from the bone with a fork and roughly chop into the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Stir the chopped chicken back into the soup with half of the lemon zest and parsley. Season with salt, freshly ground black pepper and more lemon juice to taste. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and more lemon zest.
Nutrition Facts
Avglolemono Soup – Chicken and Rice Soup with Lemon (Pressure Cooker Version)
Amount Per Serving (1 of 4 servings)
Calories 443 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 162mg54%
Sodium 274mg11%
Potassium 855mg24%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 557IU11%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.