Lemon- Chicken Rice Soup

This recipe is gluten-free adaptable- see tips below…

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Lemon- Chicken Rice Soup

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 25 min

Cook Time: 35 min

This is definitely a WOW soup. Kind of like the Greek Lemon Chicken soup that you get in the Greek restaurants...

Ingredients:

7 cups chicken broth
1 cube chicken bouillon
1/2 cup uncooked regular rice
1/3 cup diced carrots
1/3 cup diced celery
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
1 1/2 cups cooked chicken, diced or shredded
2 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 large eggs
4 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
lemon slices for garnish
sliced green onions for garnish

Directions:

1. In large saucepan, combine chicken broth, bouillon, rice, carrots, celery and onion. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes, or until rice and vegetables are tender. Stir in chicken. Remove from heat and set aside.

2. In small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly, until smooth and bubbly. Gradually stir in 2 cups of the broth; cook until slightly thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and set aside.

3. In a small bowl, beat eggs until frothy. Gradually beat in lemon juice and 2 cups of the thickened broth mixture. Slowly add egg mixture to the rest of the broth mixture in the large saucepan, stirring constantly. Heat gently until soup thickens enough to coat a spoon, stirring frequently (do not boil). Add salt and pepper to taste.

4. Ladle into soup bowls and garnish each with a lemon slice and a sprinkle of green onions.

Tips:

*If you are preparing this recipe as GLUTEN FREE, please make sure that you are using brands of the following ingredients that are known to be GF: chicken broth and bouillon. And sub GF flour for the all-purpose flour.

Nutritional Information per serving:
Serving size: 1 cup
Calories per serving: 139
Fat per serving: 6.75g
Saturated Fat per serving: 3g
Sugar per serving: 1g
Fiber per serving: .5g
Protein per serving: 10g
Cholesterol per serving: 107mg
Carbohydrates per serving: 8.75g

WW POINTS per serving:
Points Plus Program: 4 Old Points Program: 3.5