We leave for the mountains this week so I have been trying to use up what we have in our fridge. I had all this on hand except I had to pick up the rotisserie chicken. It was so rainy and dreary here yesterday and I was craving a big bowl of soup. This one was so wonderful and so healthy. The combo of the herbs, lemon juice, chicken, cabbage and broth is so soothing and bright.
I love my fancy EPIC Homestyle Savory Chicken bone broth (I mean once you try it is it is hard to go back) but I did a mix of it and standard broth. Funny story is I got hooked on this broth when I had my last colonoscopy and could only eat broth. I wanted a good broth if that was going to be my only food and I have been hooked ever since. I drink it alone often or use in soups. I order from Amazon or buy at Whole Foods. I also LOVE the jalapeño beef flavor!
This soup takes about 30 minutes to make and is so filling! Serve with Parmesan cheese and crusty bread if desired! Enjoy!
LOADED HERB LEMONY CHICKEN + CABBAGE AND RICE SOUP
1 Rotisserie chicken shredded
1 small head Napa cabbage, shredded
2-3 carrots diced
2 stalks celery sliced
1 small white onion diced
2 garlic cloves minced
1 Quart chicken broth
1 package precooked white rice (I used the Uncle Ben’s kind in the bag)
Juice of one lemon
2 tablespoons fresh dill
2 tablespoons fresh parsley
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon hot sauce
1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper (rough estimate add less or more as needed)
In a large pot add a little olive oil and add in carrots, celery, onion, and garlic. Sauté about 5-7 minutes until fragrant and carrots have softened slightly.
Add in shredded chicken, cabbage and broths.
Cook rice in the bag (mine called to be microwaved 90 secs) and then pour in soup. Add in herbs, lemon juice, hot sauce and salt and pepper.
Let simmer about 20/30 minutes. Taste season more if needed.