Egyptian Chicken Soup with Eggs and Lemon Recipe

Chicken Soup with Eggs and Lemon

Egyptian Chicken Soup with Eggs and Lemon Recipe
Region / culture: Egypt | Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 20 minutes | Servings: 4


Chicken Soup with Eggs and Lemon
Chicken Soup with Eggs and Lemon

Chicken Soup with Eggs and Lemon is a classic Greek dish that is both comforting and refreshing. The combination of rich chicken broth, tangy lemon, and fluffy eggs creates a unique and delicious flavor profile that is sure to please your taste buds.


This recipe has been a staple in Greek cuisine for centuries, with variations found in different regions of the country. It is believed to have originated in the Mediterranean region and has since spread to other parts of the world, becoming a popular dish in many cultures.


How to prepare

  1. Set aside one ladleful of cold soup and bring the remaining soup to a boil.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs until frothy. Then, add lemon juice and the cold soup to the bowl. Stir until well blended.
  3. When the soup is almost boiling, gradually add the egg mixture to the pot. Cook on low heat, stirring constantly to thicken the soup. Be careful not to let it boil.


  • Add cooked rice or orzo pasta to make the soup more filling.
  • Use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth for a vegetarian version of the soup.
  • Add cooked chicken pieces for extra protein.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to beat the eggs until frothy before adding them to the soup to ensure a light and fluffy texture.

- Stir the soup constantly while adding the egg mixture to prevent the eggs from curdling.

- Do not let the soup boil after adding the eggs, as this can cause them to become rubbery.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the soup hot with a sprinkle of fresh parsley on top for added flavor and color. Crusty bread or a side salad make great accompaniments.

Cooking Techniques

Beating the eggs until frothy helps to create a light and fluffy texture in the soup.

- Stirring constantly while adding the egg mixture helps to evenly distribute the eggs throughout the soup.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can use whole eggs instead of just egg whites for a richer soup.

- Lime juice can be used instead of lemon juice for a slightly different flavor.

Make Ahead Tips

This soup can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently on the stove before serving.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the soup in individual bowls with a lemon wedge on the side for squeezing over the soup just before eating. Garnish with a sprig of fresh dill for a pop of color.

Pairing Recommendations

This soup pairs well with a crisp green salad or a side of roasted vegetables. A glass of white wine or a cold beer complements the flavors of the soup nicely.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently on the stove, stirring occasionally, until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Calories: 120 per serving


Carbohydrates: 5g per serving


Total Fat: 3g per serving

Saturated Fat: 1g per serving


Protein: 10g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

Vitamin A: 10% of daily value per serving

Vitamin C: 15% of daily value per serving

Iron: 8% of daily value per serving


Contains eggs


This Chicken Soup with Eggs and Lemon is a nutritious and balanced meal, providing a good source of protein, vitamins, and minerals.


Chicken Soup with Eggs and Lemon is a delicious and nutritious dish that is perfect for any time of year. With its comforting flavors and light, fluffy texture, this soup is sure to become a favorite in your household. Enjoy!

How did I get this recipe?

I can't forget the moment I stumbled upon this recipe for Chicken Soup with Eggs and Lemon. It was a warm summer day, and I was browsing through an old cookbook that I had inherited from my own grandmother. As I turned the pages, a faded piece of paper fell out, and as I picked it up, I saw that it was a handwritten recipe for this delicious soup.

I remember the excitement that rushed through me as I read through the ingredients and instructions. I had never heard of this dish before, but something about it intrigued me. The combination of chicken, eggs, and lemon seemed unusual yet somehow comforting. I knew that I had to try making it.

I decided to make the soup for dinner that night, and as I gathered the ingredients and followed the recipe, I felt a sense of connection to my grandmother, who had passed down her love of cooking to me. I could almost hear her voice guiding me through each step, just as she had done when I was a child.

As the soup simmered on the stove, filling the kitchen with a tantalizing aroma, I felt a sense of anticipation building inside me. When it was finally ready, I ladled it into bowls and took a tentative sip. The flavors exploded on my tongue - the rich broth, the tender chicken, the tangy lemon, and the creamy eggs all coming together in perfect harmony.

I knew in that moment that this recipe would become a cherished part of my own culinary repertoire. Over the years, I have made it countless times, tweaking and perfecting it to suit my own taste. Each time I prepare it, I am transported back to that first magical encounter with the recipe, and I am filled with gratitude for the culinary traditions that have been passed down through the generations.

I have shared this recipe with friends and family, and it has always been met with rave reviews. There is something truly special about this dish - it is simple yet elegant, comforting yet sophisticated. It is a perfect example of the magic that can happen when different culinary traditions come together in harmony.

As I sit here, penning this story, I can't help but feel a sense of pride in my ability to honor the traditions of the past while also embracing the new and exciting flavors of the present. Cooking is more than just a way to nourish the body - it is a way to nourish the soul, to connect with our roots and create lasting memories with those we love.

I am grateful for the serendipitous moment that led me to discover this recipe, and I am grateful for the love and passion that I bring to my cooking every day. And most of all, I am grateful for the opportunity to share this story with you, dear reader, in the hopes that it will inspire you to create your own culinary masterpieces and carry on the tradition of sharing good food with those you hold dear.


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