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Easy Chicken Lemon Rice Soup

2020-05-15 18:26:44

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken thighs
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 carrots diced
  • 3 stalks celery diced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • ½ cup short grain or Arborio rice
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • Parsley for serving

Instructions

  1. Place chicken and scraps from the outer layers and end of the onions carrots and celery in a large stock pot. Add bay leaves and 8 cups water and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until chicken is fork-tender about 30 minutes.
  2. Remove chicken and shred; then strain the chicken broth using a fine-mesh sieve and discard the vegetable scraps.
  3. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the chopped onions carrots celery garlic and thyme and cook until tender about 4-5 minutes. Stir in the shredded chicken and rice then return the broth to the stockpot and bring a boil.
  4. Reduce the heat and simmer until the rice is cooked about 20 minutes.
  5. Stir in the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately with fresh parsley if desired.

This article and recipe adapted from this site

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