Hello, lovely people of YouTube! Welcome to Akis Kitchen! Today’s recipe is a very Greek recipe,
a chicken soup Greek-way. It’s very easy to make we will first make the broth and after we will cook
the vegetables, the rice, and the chicken. The chicken will be tender and the
vegetables will be so crispy and so nice! First, we have to prepare the chicken. So, gloves on. And I will show you how you can do it but, of course, you can ask your butcher to do it instead of you doing whole procedure. Make an incision in the thighs. Cut the chicken in half. Remove the wings. Remove the skin of the breast. Cut the meat away from the bones. Remove the skin off the thighs and trim away any fat. Cut the thighs in half and cut
the meat away from the bones. And I deboned my chicken. Now, here is the meat and here are the bones. I will put the
meat separately in a bowl and I will take another knife and with the backside of the knife, I will break the bones a little bit. So, they will give more
flavor to the broth. Now, inside the pot I will add one chicken cube, peppercorns, some thyme, a bay leaf, and two liters of water to make a proper broth. Now, cover the pot, turn on the heat and simmer for one hour. After one hour,
we’ll carry on with the recipe. My broth is almost ready and it’s time to prepare the vegetables. I have a leek and I will crisscross it… and just roughly chop it. Two carrots,
please leave the skin on. One onion. And the last one, the chicken. Do you remember the chicken meat? It’s time to cut it into small cubes or strips, like this. And now, it’s time to pass the broth through a sieve. Oh, it smells so nice! You can serve it like this… without adding anything inside but, look at that! Amazing! This is the broth we want! This is the base to make
something tasty and something beautiful. Now, put again the stock in. You see how lean it is? There is no fat inside. And, of course, I will add a lot all these lovely vegetables in the chicken. The leek, the carrots, the onions and of course the chicken. Now, for many people, chicken soup is a starter. For me, proper chicken soup is a main course. And how we can make a soup main course? Very easy just add some carbs inside. I will add some rice, I will cover the pot. And now we will simmer, slow-cook, for twenty to twenty five minutes until the rice is cooked, and the chicken is cooked, and the vegetables are tender but crispy at the same time, and after the soup is ready, I will show you
a trick we are making back in Greece to thicken up the soup. My soup is ready and
it’s time to give some body to this soup. I will make avgolemono, in Greece that’s how we call it.
Just some egg yolks and some lemon, and it will thicken up the soup. I need three egg yolks… one of course we keep the whites to make a nice and healthy omelet… two, three. The zest from two lemons and the juice of two lemons. Whisk very well… and now, it’s time to make the liaison. Slowly add the stock of the soup while it’s boiling. This way, we will prevent the egg yolks to cook and become omelet. Exactly the same way we are making creme anglaise. This is enough. Turn off the heat, very important part. We throw all this lovely liquid inside, back to the pot, and we’re just stirring with our hands. And the soup is ready to be served. I have a nice plate here. If you want, you can add more salt, more
pepper, more seasoning. But I want to show you that… look at these veggies and the chicken! Everything is cooked to perfection! And the only thing we need for the soup,
is just some color. I will add some thyme… lovely! And of course, a little bit of extra virgin Greek olive oil. Ladies and gentlemen, this is a chicken soup Greek-way! You can add more lemon, if you want more salt, pepper, or any of your favorite herbs. But this is perfect! When you make this soup, you will love me more! So, you will subscribe to my channel, make comments underneath the video, and share this recipe with your friends! Try to make your own, homemade chicken soup! It’s very easy, very healthy, and see you next time! Bye bye, yia sas!