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Lemon-Chicken Velvet Soup

 Lemon-Chicken Velvet Soup
The lively flavor of lemon perks up this rich, brothy soup accented with sugar snap peas. “I enjoy this soup with a green salad, sourdough bread and a glass of white wine,” writes Celeste Buckley from Redding, California.
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 10 fresh or frozen sugar snap peas
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth;
  • gradually add broth and lemon juice. Bring to a boil; cook and stir
  • for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Stir in the chicken, peas, parsley and lemon peel; cook 2-3 minutes
  • longer or until chicken is heated through and peas are crisp-tender.
  • Stir in cream; heat through (do not boil). Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1-1/4 cups (prepared with reduced-fat butter and reduced-sodium broth) equals 352 calories, 18 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 131 mg cholesterol, 730 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 37 g protein.