Meyer Lemon Chicken & Wild Rice Soup


Eggless Gluten Free Gut Healthy High Altitude Lunch & Dinner No Seed Oils Winter | Published March 15, 2020 by Mimi Council

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This Meyer Lemon Chicken & Wild Rice Soup is delicious take on the classic! The addition of Meyer lemons makes this traditional soup bright and zesty. Serve it with my Simple French Baguettes for a warm and cozy lunch or dinner.

If you love making soup, be sure to check out some of my other favorites like my Healthy Chicken & Kale Soup, 5 Ingredient Bone Broth Vegetable Soup, or my Easy Wonton Soup.

meyer lemon chicken and wild rice soup

I love the addition of Meyer lemons to this simple chicken soup recipe. This Meyer Lemon Chicken & Wild Rice Soup combines carrots, celery, and onion for the veggies. I love using canned chicken, because it makes this soup take less time to prep and make. And I always make this soup when I have leftover rice, it's such a good use for leftover rice!

These little tricks all make this a simple chicken soup recipe. Plus, when you make this soup you'll have a good amount for a few days. There's nothing better than delicious leftovers in your fridge!

mayer lemon chicken and wild rice soup

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Refreshing Citrus Flavor: The Meyer lemon adds a unique, slightly sweet, and tangy flavor that brightens up the soup, making it a refreshing change from traditional chicken and rice soups.

Nutritious and Hearty: Packed with lean chicken, nutrient-rich wild rice, and a variety of vegetables, this soup offers a balanced meal full of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

Comforting and Satisfying: The warm, savory broth combined with the hearty ingredients creates a comforting and satisfying dish that's perfect for cozy evenings or as a nourishing meal anytime.

mayer lemon chicken and wild rice soup

Ingredients & Health Benefits

Meyer Lemons: I use organic Meyer lemons, but you can also use traditional lemons as well.

Chicken: I use organic canned chicken here for ease. Using canned chicken is still a great source of lean protein and it makes this soup really easy!

Wild Rice: I use organic wild rice in this soup, it's high in fiber and good for heart health.

Chicken Broth: I use organic chicken broth, use code MIMIBAKESCOOKIES for 20% off Kettle and Fire.

Spices: I use organic dried oregano, thyme, parsley, and sage along with salt and pepper.

Carrots: Organic carrots are classic in chicken soup and they offer vitamin A.

Celery: I use organic celery, which is anti-inflammatory and can help with digestive health.

White Onion: Organic white onion which has tons of antioxidants and it gives this soup great flavor. You can also use yellow.

Garlic: You can use organic minced garlic or fresh garlic cloves, either will work! Garlic is anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial.

mayer lemon chicken and wild rice soup

Tools Needed

Caraway Stock Pot

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Make sure the rice is cooked first, if you have to do that, then start that first. Otherwise you can use leftover rice as well.

Step 2

In a 4-quart pot, add the chicken broth, water, juice of 2 of the Meyer lemons, black pepper, sea salt, parsley, thyme, oregano, and sage. Stir to combine completely.

Add the carrots, celery, and onions, and garlic and bring to a boil. Once boiling, turn to medium heat and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the veggies are done to your liking. I like mine a little more al dente than really soft, so you can cook a little longer if you'd like.

Step 3

Add the cooked rice and chicken in and stir to combine completely. Cook for another couple minutes to warm the rice and chicken. Remove from heat.

Step 4

To serve, slice the last Meyer lemon, ladle into bowls and garnish with lemon slices.

mayer lemon chicken and wild rice soup

FAQ's

Can I use white rice?

Yes, you can use any kind of rice you like.

Can I use quinoa in place of rice?

Yes!

How should I store this?

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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mayer lemon chicken and wild rice soup

Meyer Lemon Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

Mimi Council
Meyer Lemon Chicken & Wild Rice Soup is a delightful fusion of comforting flavors and bright citrus notes. This soup combines shredded chicken, nutty wild rice, and a medley of fresh vegetables simmered to perfection in a savory broth.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Makes 6 servings
Calories 477 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Make sure the rice is cooked first, if you have to do that, then start that first. Otherwise you can use leftover rice as well.
  • In a 4-quart pot, add the chicken stock, water, juice of 2 of the Meyer lemons, black pepper, sea salt, parsley, thyme, oregano, and sage. Stir to combine completely.
  • Add the carrots, celery, and onions, and garlic and bring to a boil. Once boiling, turn to medium heat and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the veggies are done to your liking. I like mine a little more al dente than really soft, so you can cook a little longer if you'd like.
  • Add the cooked rice and chicken in and stir to combine completely. Cook for another couple minutes to warm the rice and chicken. Remove from heat.
  • To serve, slice the last Meyer lemon, ladle into bowls and garnish with lemon slices.
  • Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 7 days.

Notes

High Altitude — Follow the recipe as noted.

Nutrition

Calories: 477kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 2gFat: 48gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gMonounsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 800mgPotassium: 148mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 3418IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg
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