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Basic Chicken Soup

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"Classic chicken soup with a punch of lemon and garlic. Cooked egg noodles, rice, or pasta make a nice addition to this soup."
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1 h 3 m servings 219
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Mix 1 cup water and cornstarch in a bowl until cornstarch dissolves.
  2. Heat olive oil and garlic in a large pot over medium heat for 1 minute. Add carrots, celery, and salt; cook until tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Add chicken thighs; cook until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 7 minutes. Add remaining 7 cups water and chicken soup base.
  3. Bring to a boil, coaxing anything stuck to the bottom of the pot off with a spatula. Boil for 20 minutes. Add cornstarch mixture, sage, and pepper; mix well and continue to boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add lemon juice.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 219 calories; 13.1 8.8 16.1 53 1455 Full nutrition

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Made as written except that I used less oil and less sage. Sage in general is overbearing to me so I subbed parsley for half of it. I really like the punch the lemon gave the soup but I still fe...