Mediterranean Lemon Chicken Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large shallot, finely diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 small zucchini, grated
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, plus extra for garnish
  • 4 cups pulled leftover cooked chicken, skinless (pasture-raised if possible)
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 2 pasture-raised egg yolks*
  • 3 large lemons, juiced (about ⅓ cup)
  • 3 cups cauliflower rice
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

 

Method

Step 1 Mediterranean Lemon Chicken Soup Healthy Recipe

Step 1

Melt the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the shallots, garlic, and salt. Cook until translucent, about 1 minute, stirring constantly to avoid burning.

Step 2 Mediterranean Lemon Chicken Soup Healthy Recipe

Step 2

Add the grated zucchini and cook for another minute until softened.

Step 3 Mediterranean Lemon Chicken Soup Healthy Recipe

Step 3

Add the thyme, chicken, and broth. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

Step 4 Mediterranean Lemon Chicken Soup Healthy Recipe

Step 4

While the soup is simmering, prepare the egg yolk in a bowl and the lemon juice in a separate bowl. Make sure that one of the bowls is large enough to add some liquid from the hot broth to temper the eggs later. (Tip: You can save the egg whites in the refrigerator to use for an omelet the next day!)

Step 5 Mediterranean Lemon Chicken Soup Healthy Recipe

Step 5

Once the broth has simmered for 10 minutes, remove the lid and reduce the heat to low. Whisk the egg yolks and lemon juice together in the larger bowl. Then slowly pour in one ladle of the hot broth while whisking to avoid clumping.

Step 6 Mediterranean Lemon Chicken Soup Healthy Recipe

Step 6

Pour the egg and lemon mixture into the pot of soup while stirring, then add the cauliflower rice.

Step 7 Mediterranean Lemon Chicken Soup Healthy Recipe

Step 7

Remove from heat and add the black pepper. Serve immediately with extra lemon wedges and garnish with thyme leaves, enjoy!

 

Nutritional Information

Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories: 245, Total Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 165mg, Sodium: 665mg, Carbohydrates: 5g, Fiber: 2g, Sugars: 2g, Protein: 39g, Net Carbs: 4g

 

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