Brighten up a chilly day with this nutritious chicken soup that's loaded with feel-good ingredients like quinoa, carrots, and chicken. Lemon slices and juice stirred in towards the end perk up the flavors and bring a little sunshine to your dinner table.

Martha Stewart Living, January/February 2022

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Credit: Lennart Weibull

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
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  • Season chicken with salt and pepper. Place in a pot with broth, parsley and thyme sprigs, and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until chicken is just cooked through, about 20 minutes.

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  • Transfer chicken to a plate. Strain broth and return to pot along with onion, carrots, and celery. Simmer, covered, until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.

  • Remove and discard chicken skin and bones. Shred meat into bite-size pieces; return to pot with quinoa and lemon slices. Simmer until quinoa is warmed through, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in lemon juice, season, and serve topped with parsley leaves and a drizzle of oil.

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