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Simple Lemony Chicken & Spring Veggie Soup, A Little Sunshine In My Spoon Recipe

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2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 leek, quartered, white part sliced
2 carrots, peeled and diced small (if you can find multi­colored carrots, those are
beautiful)
2 cloves garlic, pressed through garlic press
Salt
Black pepper
1 teaspoon herbs de Provence
4 cups chicken stock, hot
1 cup fresh English peas (or frozen peas)
1 cup baby zucchini, small dice
2 cooked chicken breasts, shredded or cubed (you can use rotisserie chicken for
convenience)
2 teaspoons lemon zest
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 cups cooked quinoa
¼ cup chopped, fresh basil leaves
4 lemon wedges, garnish

Directions:
Directions:
Place a medium­ large soup pot over medium heat;  add in the
butter and olive oil,  and once melted,  add in the sliced  leek  and
diced  carrots,  and sweat for about  3­5 minutes, or until slightly
tender and the leeks are becoming translucent.
­Add in the garlic, and once that becomes aromatic, add in a pinch
or two of salt and pepper, and the herbs de Provence; stir to
combine.
­Next, add in the hot chicken stock, and bring to a gentle simmer;
cover  partially  with  a  lid,  and  cook for  about  15­20  minutes,  or
until carrots are tender.
­Turn  the  heat  off;  add in the English peas (or frozen  peas),  the
diced baby zucchini, the shredded or cubed chicken breast, and the
lemon zest and juice; stir to combine, and allow the peas/zucchini
to become crisp­tender and bright green in the hot stock, about 3­4
minutes; check to see if additional salt or pepper is needed.
­To serve,  add  about ½  cup of the  cooked quinoa to  a bowl,  and
ladle  some  of  the  soup  with  the  veggies  and  chicken  over  top;
sprinkle  over  some  of  the  fresh  basil,  and  squeeze  in  some
additional lemon juice from the lemon wedge garnish, if desired

 

 

 

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