Soup is what happens when I have leftovers in the house and it's time to clear out the veggie drawer. I got the inspiration while lunching at the Palm Tree Grille in Mount Dora when attending the annual Plant and Garden Sale. I didn't have their soup but it was on special. This will be great for lunches during the week.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, celery, and garlic; cook and stir until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in baby spinach.

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  • Pour chicken broth, diced tomatoes, and lemon juice into the pot. Stir in pepper, oregano, and basil. Bring to a boil; stir in chicken and rice. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until flavors combine, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

If using regular spinach leaves, I would cut the leaf in half lengthwise.

Nutrition Facts

349 calories; 16.5 g total fat; 61 mg cholesterol; 1408 mg sodium. 26 g carbohydrates; 21.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2017
11.10.17 Seriously this is one delicious bowl of soup folks. The chicken florentine soups I ve had in the past always have been cream based not this one. The addition of the rice and the tomatoes differentiate it the juice of the lemon will make you go WOW and hands down I prefer this flavor profile more. Otterpond thanks for sharing this is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2017
11.10.17 Seriously this is one delicious bowl of soup folks. The chicken florentine soups I ve had in the past always have been cream based not this one. The addition of the rice and the tomatoes differentiate it the juice of the lemon will make you go WOW and hands down I prefer this flavor profile more. Otterpond thanks for sharing this is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2017
11.10.17 Seriously this is one delicious bowl of soup folks. The chicken florentine soups I ve had in the past always have been cream based not this one. The addition of the rice and the tomatoes differentiate it the juice of the lemon will make you go WOW and hands down I prefer this flavor profile more. Otterpond thanks for sharing this is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2019
My husband and I enjoyed this soup. The flavors really blend well together. I followed the recipe fairly closely and it turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2019
I will definitely be making this one again. I made it exactly the Otterpond wrote it down and it came out delicious. Two things I might change next time: more chicken broth and lemon juice to make it a little more soupy and for sure only two servings for my hubby and me. We're going to be eating the 4-serving version all week! (Not that there's anything wrong with that.) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2019
Soup soup beautiful soup! The whole family collaborated on this and the whole family enjoyed every drop! We made only two minor changes. We did not add rice and this kept the soup grain free and low carb. We cut the raw spinach into the individual soup bowls and poured the hot soup over the spinach. This kept the spinach bright green and it was not slimy in the least. Great flavor lots of veggies good healthy food--thanks for the recipe! Read More