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Lemon Chicken and Rice Soup Recipe

    4 Servings


For the Olive Tapenade Croutons:
  • 1 clove Garlic, Peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 cup Pitted Kalamata Olive
  • 3 tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Anchovy Paste
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Oregano
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 cups Cubed Ciabatta Bread, 1 1/2 inch cubes
For the Lemon Chicken and Rice Soup:
  • 1 pound Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, Large, quartered
  • 6 cups Chicken Broth
  • 3/4 cup Long Grain White Rice
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 6 tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Fresh Chives


Make the Olive Tapenade Croutons:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. In bowl of food processor fitted with knife blade attachment, pulse garlic, olives, lemon juice, anchovy paste and oregano until olives are very finely chopped. While processor is running, slowly drizzle in olive oil until all oil is combined.
  2. Place bread cubes on rimmed baking pan. Transfer to oven and bake 6 minutes.
  3. Dollop olive mixture onto bread cubes and toss until all bread is coated in olive mixture.
  4. Return to oven and bake 12 to 14 minutes or until croutons are very crisp, stirring once halfway through.

Make the Lemon Chicken and Rice Soup:

  1. Place chicken and broth in large saucepot. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat.
  2. Stir in rice; cover and reduce heat to low.
  3. Cook 18 to 20 minutes or until rice is tender; remove from heat.
  4. Transfer chicken to cutting board; roughly chop or shred, then return chicken to pot.
  5. In small bowl, whisk together eggs and lemon juice. Slowly add egg mixture to soup; whisking constantly while adding egg mixture. Stir in pepper.
  6. Serve soup topped with chives and croutons. 


  • Most of the salt in this recipe comes from the saltiness that the olives add to the croutons. If you wish to serve this soup without the croutons, please season the soup to taste with kosher salt.

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Source: Soup recipe adapted from Mom to Mom Nutrition.