Lemony Chicken Soup
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 25 min.
Makes8 servings (2 quarts)
- 1/3 cup butter, cubed
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 cup half-and-half cream
- 1-1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- Dash ground nutmeg
- Lemon wedges
- In a large heavy saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually whisk in broth, milk and cream. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes.
- Stir in chicken, lemon juice and seasonings; heat through over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Serve with lemon wedges.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 231 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 994mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 12g protein.
Jan 27, 2020
As written, I can't give it more than 3 stars. I'm used to a good greek lemon soup, but the recipe is a good starting point, but it started out out quite bland and not much lemon flavor, so I doctored it up, by adding more chicken than called for, more salt and more lemon. Then I added cooked rice to give it more body. I also let it simmer on the stove to give it more depth of flavor. All I can say is, taste as you cook it and make adjustments for your own personal taste.
Nov 13, 2017
I feel like I was missing something here. We really did not like the taste or texture of this soup. Strange taste, too thick, and not enough stuff in it. We added rice, but it was bland.
May 2, 2017
Excellent soup. It was quick and easy to make and everyone loved it.
Feb 24, 2015
This went over very well! I added the juice of a large lemon and a cup or so of white rice because I felt that it needed more and I didn't have the orzo that others suggested. It had a wonderful velvety texture and I will make this again.
Mar 14, 2013
Made this last night for a Lent supper at church....doubled the recipe and still ran out. The pastor even gave it a good review during the service...Doesn't get any better than that! (I did add the Orzo pasta and extra lemon also.)
Feb 7, 2013
Super yummy!! My husband even liked it and he is not a fan of soup or lemon. He said, "it's a keeper".
Dec 1, 2011
Even people who do not like soup ask for this again! I put a little more lemon juice than it calls for, but this is fabulous for sick days and for company, deffinately try it!!!!
Jan 21, 2010
Very easy to make on short notice. One of our favorites.
Jan 7, 2009
This is much like a soup I get at a local restaruant in San Diego. I add a whole lot more lemon and I add orzo pasta to it. So delicious.
Dec 31, 2008
This is a hit every time I make it. We add brown rice also.