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Lemon-Ginger Chicken Soup

Mary Berg

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  • Serves

    3-4

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 stalk celery, finely sliced
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 3 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp ground turmeric
  • 1-900 ml carton low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1½ cups dry orzo pasta
  • 1 rotisserie chicken
  • 1½ cups chopped kale
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
  • ½-1 lemon, juiced
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • finely sliced red Thai chilis, optional for garnish and spice

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a large pot or Dutch oven set over medium heat and add in the onions and celery. Cook, stirring frequently, just until the onions begin to soften, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add in the garlic, ginger and turmeric and continue to cook for an additional minute.
  2. Pour the chicken broth over the aromatics along with ½ cup of water and increase the heat to high. Bring the broth to a boil then stir in the orzo and cook for 5 to 6 minutes. The pasta will still quite toothy at this point but that’s ok!
  3. Meanwhile, remove the breasts from the whole chicken and chop or shred the meat.
  4. When the pasta has reached that toothy consistency, toss the chicken into the pot along with the chopped kale and continue to boil for an additional 3 to 4 minutes or until the chicken is heated through, the orzo is fully cooked, and the kale has softened.
  5. Just before serving, stir in the parsley, enough lemon juice to give the soup a bit of a zip, and season with salt and pepper. Serve the soup topped with a scattering of finely sliced red Thai chilis if you’re looking to really kick that cold to the curb!

Since there’s no such thing as too much soup, here’s a hearty beef noodle soup recipe to try out:

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