Cozy Zesty Lemon Chicken & Rice Soup Healthy  Dairy Free

Cozy Chicken Lemon Rice Soup (Dairy Free!)

When it comes to comfort food, few dishes can match the warmth and satisfaction of a hearty bowl of soup. If you're looking to elevate your soup game with a burst of Mediterranean flavors, look no further than this Greek Chicken, Lemon, and Rice Soup.


Why Choose This?

This Lemon Chicken & Rice soup combines the best of all three, for a warm, cozy, comforting soup that everyone will enjoy. The tanginess of the lemon juice adds brightness to the savory broth, while the combination of herbs brings an aromatic and earthy note to the dish. The tender chicken and fluffy rice provide a satisfying texture, making each spoonful a pleasure to savor. This soup is not only delicious but also nourishing, providing a comforting meal that will warm you from the inside out.


What Youll Need

    • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 medium onion diced
    • 4 cloves garlic mashed
    • 1 1/2 cups arborio rice uncooked
    • 8 cups chicken broth or bone broth
    • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
    • 1 tsp dried oregano
    • 1/2 cup lemon juice + zest of 2 lemons
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 egg yolks
    • 3/4 pound cooked boneless, skinless, chicken breast shredded
    • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

For Garnishing:

    • chopped parsley
    • Aleppo pepper
    • fresh or dry dill


How To Make It

    1. Start by adding the olive oil to a large pot, on the stove, over medium heat.
    2. Once the pot is hot, add in the diced onions. Sauté them for about 6-7 minutes, until the onions begin to turn translucent. Then, add in the mashed garlic and sauté for another 2 minutes.
    3. Next, add in the uncooked rice, broth, thyme, and oregano, and reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes.
    4. In a separate large bowl, whisk together the eggs, egg yolks, lemon zest, and lemon juice until fully incorporated. Set aside.
    5. Now, ladle about 1 3/4 cups of the soup into the bowl with the egg mixture, and VERY SLOWLY, a few tablespoons at a time. Be sure to constantly whisk the mixture so that the eggs don't curdle - this is extremely important.
    6. After that, add the mixture to a blender and blend until nice and smooth. Then, pour the mixture back into the pot with the rest of the soup.
    7. Add the shredded chicken and salt and pepper to taste.
    8. Garnish with parsley, dill, and Aleppo pepper (optional).
    9. Eat and enjoy!


Bonus Tips

The key to making your Cozy Lemon Chicken and Rice Soup turn out perfectly every time is to use uncooked rice. If you use pre-cooked rice, it will become soggy and mushy in the soup, which we don’t want to happen!

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