Chicken Chorba


1 pound of chicken pieces
2 medium onions – grated
1/3 cup of vermicelli
1/3 cup of canned chickpeas (if using dried chickpeas they have to be soaked in water overnight)
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
1 tablespoon of smen (ghee) – or substitute with butter
1 large pinch of cinnamon
Salt and pepper to taste
2 egg yolks
2 tablespoons of finely chopped parseley
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1.5 liters of water (6 cups)