Avgolemoni: how to make Greek chicken soup

A rich and comforting Greek take on a classic winter warmer

Chicken Soup

Recipe taken from Theo Michaels’ latest cookbook, Microwave Mug Soups, published by Lorenz Books, £10, November 2017, available online and in all good bookshops.



  • Step 1

    Add the diced chicken breast and stock to a mug or bowl and microwave uncovered for 1 1⁄2 minutes (or until the chicken is cooked).

  • Step 2

    In a separate mug add the lemon juice and cornflour and stir until fully combined, then pour the cornflour mixture into the mug with the cooked chicken and stock and stir.

  • Step 3

    Using the mug that had the cornflour mixture in, crack an egg and whisk, then pour half the egg mixture into the soup and gently stir twice.

  • Step 4

    Microwave uncovered for 30 seconds, and season.