This comforting, low-carb chicken soup is packed with veggies. Chicken thighs add rich flavor and remain tender after simmering in the soup. The lemon juice added at the end brings a lovely hint of brightness.

Jasmine Smith
EatingWell.com, November 2020

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Recipe Summary

active:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, mushrooms, celery and carrots; cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables start to brown slightly, about 6 minutes. Stir in garlic, sage, cayenne (if using) and bay leaf; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Stir in chicken, broth, salt and pepper.

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  • Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium; simmer, undisturbed, until the chicken is fork-tender, about 20 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a plate to cool slightly, about 5 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, stir kale into the soup; return to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer, undisturbed, until the kale is tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • Remove and discard bones from the chicken; shred the chicken. Stir lemon juice and the shredded chicken into the soup.

Nutrition Facts

260 calories; fat 12g; cholesterol 115mg; sodium 483mg; carbohydrates 11g; dietary fiber 2g; protein 27g; sugars 4g; niacin equivalents 7mg; saturated fat 3g; vitamin a iu 4100IU; vitamin b6 0mg.
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