Hands On Time
30 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 15 Mins
Serves 8 (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

Inspired by Greek avgolemono, this recipe yields a creamy, comforting, bright bowl of soup that delivers everything we want when feeling a little under the weather. Heck, served with a warm blanket and a cozy couch, we’re convinced this lemony chicken soup can fix just about anything. As delicious as it is, this soup requires very simple ingredients and is easy to make. Just be gentle when adding the hot broth into your egg mixture (to temper), and the rest couldn’t be easier. This is a smart trick for richening soup without cream, and produces a uniquely rich broth that’s easy on the stomach. While we call for rotisserie chicken and store-bought stock for convenience sake, you could certainly roast your own chicken, then make chicken stock with the carcass for an even more flavorful pot of soup. We specifically developed this soup to make a large batch so that there’s plenty to share with friends, or stash in the freezer for the next time you’re feeling a bit under the weather or simply need a warming, fuss-free meal.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add garlic, carrots, and leek to pan; cook, stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes or until vegetables are soft and aromatic. Add chicken stock to vegetables and increase heat to medium-high; bring to a boil. Add rice and reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring occasionally, until rice is nearly done, about 20 minutes.

Step 2

Whisk together lemon juice and eggs in medium bowl. Slowly pour 1 cup of hot broth into egg mixture, whisking constantly, then pour egg mixture back into pan,  stirring. Add dill, spinach, chicken, and salt; allow spinach to wilt and soup to heat back up, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with black pepper, if desired. Serve.

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Ratings & Reviews

Very delicious

November 05, 2017
Just made this Lemony Chicken and Spinach soup and it was pretty good on a cold day here in Wisconsin. The zestiness of the lemon pared with the dill gave this an interesting, but savory taste.

Odd flavor

November 13, 2017
I made this exactly as directed but found the lemon juice created this strange vinegar flavor that just wasn't pleasant. 

Loved it!

January 05, 2018
I made this exactly as directed and loved it!  My husband and daughter really liked it too.  

Not a winner

January 16, 2018
Very strange flavor. I would not make this again.

lemony chicken soup with spinach

August 24, 2018
best lemony chicken soup I had. Lovely. I do no get tired of it.

This is a new fall line up fave!

August 24, 2018
I made this exactly as recipe was written and it was absolutely delicious! I have no idea why others said it had a funny taste🤷🏽‍♀️ My family and I loved it so much, I made aSecond batch to freeze for busy sports nights!!!!