Slow Cooker Chicken Avgolemono

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    Total Time
    9hrs 0mins
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based on 1 ratings

In this classic Greek dish, eggs are used to create a thick, velvety broth and lemon adds a burst of citrusy freshness. This would make a wonderful filling lunch, or serve with crusty bread for dinner.

recipe updated Jul 6, 2020


  • Chicken thighs icon
    Chicken thighs
    8 (about 1.544 kg)
  • Onion icon
    1 (about 140 g)
  • Chicken stock icon
    Chicken stock
    1 ¾ cups (about 420 g)
  • Lemon icon
    1 (about 58 g)
  • Lemon zest icon
    Lemon zest
    as needed
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed
  • Water icon
    as needed
  • Macaroni icon
    283.75 g (about 3 ¼ cups)
  • Egg icon
    2 (about 100 g)
  • Egg yolk icon
    Egg yolk
    2 (about 40 g)
  • Fresh parsley icon
    Fresh parsley
    ¼ cup (about 15.6 g)
  • Fresh oregano icon
    Fresh oregano


  • kCook icon Whisk
  • kCook icon Slow cooker
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Large saucepan
  • kCook icon Large saucepan
  • kCook icon Slow cooker bowl

Step preview

  1. Get a clean slow cooker bowl
  2. Place chicken thighs and onion on the slow cooker bowl
  3. Add chicken stock, lemon zest, lemon and salt & pepper to a clean medium bowl
  4. Mix with tablespoon
  5. Retrieve slow cooker bowl
  6. Pour content of medium bowl into slow cooker bowl and cover
  7. Cook in slow cooker - 30 min, high heat
  8. Cook in slow cooker until cooked through - 8 hr, low heat
  9. Add water to a clean large saucepan
  10. Boil
  11. Add macaroni to the large saucepan
  12. Cook until tender - 10 min
  13. Get a clean large saucepan
  14. Drain content of slow cooker bowl into large saucepan
  15. Boil - 5 min
  16. Add egg, egg yolk, fresh parsley and fresh oregano to the medium bowl
  17. Transfer two spoonfuls stock mixture to medium bowl
  18. Whisk until smooth
  19. Serve
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