Creamy egg and lemon chicken soup

Many call this dish a “cure-all”, either because they used to eat it when they were sick, or because it really made them feel better. It is a full meal that can contribute in the nourishment of a body without upsetting the stomach as it is easily digested. With the vegetables and chicken chopped, children learn to chew small and soft bites, without posing a choking hazard.

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Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken
  • 2 onions
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 potatoes
  • 2 courgettes
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ½ cup of rice
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper

 

Preparation

  • Wash the chicken and bring it to boil with enough water and onions until soft. Then remove it from the broth and let it cool.
  • Peel and finely chop the vegetables and cook in the broth until soft. If necessary, add a little hot water.
  • Add the rice, spices and oil and let it boil until soft.
  • Beat egg yolks with the lemon juice and add little of the broth, continuing to stir constantly.
  • Finally add the mixture to the soup and let it boil for another few minutes so the eggs are cooked. 
  • Prepare a plate with the broth, vegetables and chopped chicken.
Advice

The nutritional information and recommendations on infant-toddler diet are indicative and refer to general guidance for this age group. Time that every child can be introduced to solid foods or add more to it’s diet, must be individualized. We recommend to set advise from your pediatrician about the specific nutritional needs of your child.