Slow-Cooker Lemon Chicken and Rice Soup

Try this Slow-Cooker Lemon Chicken and Rice Soup for dinner
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This Lemon Chicken and Rice Soup recipe uses lemongrass, cilantro, and serrano chile peppers to give it a unique flavor and heat.

6
Servings
339
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 chicken breast, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 Cup lemon juice
  • 2 serrano chile peppers, seeded and minced
  • 1 Teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1/4 Cup green onion, thinly sliced
  • 6 Cups chicken stock, unsalted
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 stalk of lemongrass, smashed to release flavor
  • 2 Cups cooked rice
  • 1/2 Cup cilantro, chopped for garnish
  • Chile oil for garnish (optional)

Directions

In a sauté pan, heat the oil on medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add the chicken and brown. After a minute, add the garlic. Keep the pan moving so that the garlic turns golden, but doesn’t burn. Deglaze the pan with the lemon juice, being sure to use a wooden spoon to scrap up any browned bits that stuck to the pan.

Transfer the chicken and garlic to your slow-cooker, and add the peppers, fish sauce, green onion, chicken stock, and season with salt and pepper. Place the lid on the slow-cooker and cook on low heat for 6 hours. In the last 30 minutes of cooking, add the lemongrass.

Just before serving, stir in the rice and cilantro. Ladle the soup into individual bowls and serve while still hot. Garnish with chile oil.

Lemon Chicken Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Lemon Chicken Cooking Tip

Legs take longer than breasts to cook. For more consistent results, mark the chicken on the grill and then finish cooking them in an oven.

Lemon Chicken Wine Pairing

Pinot noir, gamay, merlot, zinfandel, carménère, pinotage, or grenache with grilled, roasted, or other simply cooked chicken; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, pinot blanc, or chenin blanc with chicken in cream or light tomato sauce or with chicken crêpes or croquettes; sauvignon blanc or sémillon with fried chicken; viognier with spiced chicken dishes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
14g
21%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
17%
Cholesterol
63mg
21%
Protein
26g
52%
Carbs
27g
9%
Vitamin A
27µg
3%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
5%
Vitamin B6
0.7mg
35.4%
Vitamin C
7mg
11%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.9mg
4.5%
Vitamin K
11µg
14%
Calcium
38mg
4%
Fiber
0.8g
3.1%
Folate (food)
26µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
75µg
19%
Folic acid
29µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
13%
Magnesium
46mg
11%
Monounsaturated
6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
13mg
67%
Phosphorus
250mg
36%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
541mg
15%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
17.7%
Sodium
944mg
39%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
15.9%
Trans
0.1g
N/A
Zinc
1mg
10%