Lemon Chicken Soup
Updated: Dec 14, 2020
10 cups chicken broth
3 TBSP coconut oil
8 cloves garlic minced
1 sweet onion
1 large lemon zested
2 boneless skinless chicken breats
1 cup quinoa
½ TSP crushed red pepper
2 oz. crumbled feta
⅓ cup chopped chive
salt and pepper to taste
Place the coconut oil in a large 6-8 quart sauce pot over medium-low heat.
Peel the onion. Then quarter it and slice into thin strips.
Once the oil is hot, saute the onion and minced garlic for 3-4 minutes to soften.
Add the chicken stock, chicken breasts, lemon zest, and crushed red pepper to the pot.
Raise the heat to high, cover, and bring to a boil.
Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium, then simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the quinoa, 1 teaspoon salt, and black pepper to taste. Simmer another 5 minutes. Then turn the heat off.
Using tongs, remove the two chicken breasts from the pot.
Use a fork and the tongs to shred the chicken. Then place it back in the pot.
Stir in the crumbled feta cheese and chopped chive.
Taste and salt and pepper as needed. Serve warm.