Greek Lemon Chicken Soup with Baklouti Olive Oil

  • 8 c. good quality chicken stock or broth
  • 1 c. short grain starchy rice, like arborio
  • 2 large shallots, or 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 large fresh eggs
  • 1 lb. chicken breasts cut in 1" dice
  • 1/3 c. fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/3 c. + 2 Tbsp. Baklouti Green Chili Olive Oil
  • copious amounts of fresh cracked pepper
  • sea salt to taste

In a large stock pot, heat 2 tablespoons Baklouti Olive Oil over medium heat. Add the diced shallots and saute until soft, approximately 2 minutes.  Add the chicken stock, chicken breast, bay leaf, and rice to the pot and bring to a simmer for approximately 30 minutes, or until the rice is very tender, and the soup is slightly thickened.

In a heat proof bowl whisk together the eggs and lemon juice. Add one cup of hot stock to the egg and lemon mixture whisking constantly. Add the egg and lemon mixture back into the stock pot while stirring constantly. The soup will instantly thicken and become somewhat creamy. Simmer for an additional minute over medium heat stirring constantly.

Remove the bay leaf, taste and adjust the seasoning with additional pepper, and salt if desired.

Serve each bowl with a healthy drizzle of Baklouti Olive Oil.

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