Saturday, January 24, 2009

Lemon Chicken Soup with Alphabets

Here is a recipe that converts a basic chicken soup to a warm and hearty soup. This is the first time that I made this soup at my physics colleague place. I forgot to buy small shells pasta for the soup so I end up using alphabets which was the only small pasta available.

Serves 4
Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 20 mins
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Olive oil
2 boneless chicken breasts, cut into medium-size pieces
2 celery stalks, diced
1 large carrot, cubed
1 medium onion, diced
6 cups chicken broth, preferably powdered such as Knorr
1 1/4 cups alphabets
2 eggs
3 tbsp lemon juice
Salt and pepper


1. Over medium-heat heat, heat oil. Cook chicken for 5 mins until all white. Season it with salt and pepper. Transfer it to a plate and set aside.

2. Add oil to soup pot. Add celery, carrot and onion, cook until tender, 5 mins.

3. Add 5 cups of broth to soup pot and bring it to a boil.

4. Turn heat to low. Add alphabets and let it simmer for at least 5 minutes. Keep it at low heat to keep soup hot.

5. Meanwhile, heat remaining broth in a saucepan until hot not boil.

6. In a medium bowl, beat eggs and gradually whisk in lemon juice. Add couple tbsp of warm broth at a time onto egg mixture, whisking constantly.

7. Add egg mix to soup pot, stir well until it looks creamy like the image below. Do not let soup boil.

8. Add cooked chicken to soup.

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