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Instant Pot Greek Lemon Chicken Soup is a light greek soup that combines simple ingredients that results in a refreshing meal or a great starter! Perfect for Sunday supper with the family.

Instant Pot Greek Lemon Chicken Soup Recipe

Every time I sit down to meal plan for the week, there are always a couple of different soup options. Soups are one of my favorites and I can have them all year long. I also love experimenting with different types of chicken like this Greek lemon chicken soup because it’s a little different when thickening. Read below to find out the reason why! Typically, a traditional avgolemono soup has rice and carrots, but I decided to omit them because I have been eating a low carb diet. Trust me, you won’t even notice the difference because this soup is busting at the seams with flavor. This instant pot Greek lemon chicken soup doesn’t have a lot of ingredients which allows the flavors shine in each spoonful. You’ve got to love simple recipes with delicious and simple ingredients!

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Reasons Why We Love Homemade Soup

I am a sucker for anything homemade, especially homemade soup that takes hardly any time to whip up – thank you instant pot! We love being able to add quality ingredients and know what precisely is in our soup. Homemade soup always wins compared to getting take-out down the street!

Tips on Using an Egg as a Thickener

One important tip you must remember when using eggs as a thickener is to temper your eggs. When your eggs are tempered, be sure to slowly raise the temperature of the eggs to avoid cooked bits of egg in your soup. In this instant pot Greek lemon chicken soup recipe I tempered the eggs in the soup base and lemon juice, and then added the whisked mixture into the soup where it will do its thickening magic. I recommend using one egg to start and if you like your soup to be a little richer, add an extra egg.

Instant Pot Greek Lemon Chicken Soup

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
23 mins
Total Time
33 mins

Instant Pot Greek Lemon Chicken Soup is a light greek soup that combines simple ingredients that results in a refreshing meal or a great starter! Perfect for Sunday supper with the family.

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Greek
Servings4
Calories201 kcal
Ingredients
  • tbsp olive oil separated
  • 2 large chicken breasts cubed into bite-size chunks
  • medium onion finely diced
  • large celery stalks diced
  • garlic cloves minced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • zest of one lemon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 large egg *see note
  • juice of one lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh parsley, to garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. Select the “saute” setting on the Instant Pot and let heat until the label reads “hot”.

  2. Add 1 tbsp olive oil then add the cubed chicken and saute until chicken is browned. Remove and set aside.

  3. Add the other tbsp olive oil and add the onions and celery and saute for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and saute 1 minute longer.

  4. Add the chicken back in and then add chicken broth, lemon zest, salt, pepper, and bay leaf. Press “cancel” on Instant Pot and turn off saute mode.

  5. Cover and close the lid and make sure the vent on the lid is set to “sealing” position.

  6. Select “manual” and set to 20 minutes.

  7. Once time is up let the pressure come down naturally for 3 minutes and then carefully use the quick release method (QRM) to release any remaining pressure.

  8. Whisk the egg in a medium bowl and then add the lemon juice and whisk until combined. Slowly pour 1/2 cup of broth into the egg and lemon mixture, mixing continuously.

  9. Pour the egg mixture into the soup while stirring constantly.

  10. Top with chopped parsley for serving.

Recipe Notes

Note 1 – You can use two eggs if you would like a creamier/richer soup.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Greek Lemon Chicken Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 201Calories from Fat 97
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.75g17%
Saturated Fat 1.75g9%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.5g
Cholesterol 94.75mg32%
Sodium 1087mg45%
Potassium 270.75mg8%
Total Carbohydrates 4.75g2%
Dietary Fiber 0.5g2%
Sugars 2.25g
Protein 17.8g36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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