This Chicken Soup recipe is the perfect comfort food for cold and flu season and it couldn’t be easier to make with only 5 ingredients and about 10 minutes of prep!
There is little I love in life more than a recipe that is so delicious you wouldn’t ever guess it is super simple to make. This Lemon Chicken Soup IS that recipe. This January I decided to do what I like to call Soup-a-palooza. Basically it is a couple of days of doing nothing but make soups that are frozen into individual portions so that the hubby and I can grab a quick and easy meal anytime we need to and keep it healthy and wholesome with minimal effort. This was the FIRST soup on my list to make because it is one of my favorites… And did I mention how EASY it is to make?
Creamy Lemon Chicken Soup Recipe
When I say easy I mean it. To start it only has 5 ingredients. You take the 5 ingredients, combine them and heat. That is it. Seriously.
But when you dig in your taste buds will dance because this soup is creamy, rich, smooth and oh so comforting. With the rich savory flavor of chicken and the hint of lemon it just balances on perfection. And since you can make it with pretty much all low fat ingredients and there are minimal carbs, despite the rich taste, it is a surprisingly healthy option! And there is nothing, I repeat nothing, better than this when you are under the weather!
So here is what you do. Chop up your rotisserie chicken. You don’t have to use rotisserie, but I like to since it has amazing flavor, is so tender and I can pick it up in a moment’s notice at any super market I happen to be near. Next get out a good sized pot and pour in the canned soups. Add the chicken broth and whisk to combine well. If you want it to be over the top packed with flavor, try using the this recipe for the easiest homemade chicken broth ever! You can use the rotesserie chicken you need for the soup to make it the night before you make your soup! Also, marrow broth is super trendy right now for all of the crazy good health benefits it has. After the broth, stir in your chopped chicken and then add lemon juice. Throw a little salt and pepper in to taste and cook over medium heat until it is bubbly around the edges and heated through. Serve it warm and if you are feeling a little Iron Chef, garnish with parsley to make it pretty!
If you serve this to a crowd you will be asked for the recipe so be ready to send this link on to all of your friends– or pretend like you are a master chef that slaved hours over this intricate recipe– your choice! Either way you will be the big winner for serving this yummy soup! And if you end up loving this recipe as much as I do, you can double the batch and freeze one half in a gallon sized freezer bag to enjoy later with no prep! Double win.
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If you love delicious soups that are loved by many and perfect to put on your “must try” list!
And finally the full printable recipe for this delicious Lemon Chicken Soup!
- 2 (10.5 ounce) can condensed chicken and rice soup
- 2 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted - I use the low fat kind but both work great
- 5 cups chicken broth
- 1 rotisserie chicken, meat removed and diced
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice - I prefer fresh
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- In a large pot combine and mix the two canned soups together
- Add the chicken broth and use a whisk to combine the broth into the creamy mixture.
- Stir in the chicken meat and lemon juice and season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Cook over medium heat until the edges bubble and the soup is heated through.
- Serve warm and garnish with parsley if desired.