by christine victoria alexander

Thursday, January 9, 2020


I get asked for this chicken soup recipe every time I make it so it's about time it lived on the blog where everyone can access it easily! It feels like cheating to use a rotisserie, but the flavor will have you thinking it simmered all day on the stovetop I promise! The girls and Isaac like theirs over rice, I like mine alone with a big squeeze of lemon on top.

If you have access to an organic rotisserie, use that. If not, you can cook a whole chicken earlier in the week and pop it into this soup just as you would the rotisserie. I've done it both ways but obviously the rotisserie saves you the step of having to roast a chicken. 👌

I recommend only buying organic rotisserie chicken. The non organic ones are fed GMOs (any plant, animal or microorganism that has been altered through genetic engineering) and injected with chemicals to make them juicy. 

3 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups chopped carrots
2 cups chopped celery
1 large onion, chopped
1 tablespoon salt
couple cracks of pepper
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 organic rotisserie (I like the Whole Foods salt & pepper ones!)
8 cups chicken stock
1 teaspoon dried dill
1 teaspoon dried oregano
juice of 2 lemons

Heat olive oil in a dutch oven, over medium high heat. Add carrots, celery, onion, salt and a few cracks of pepper. Cook until the onion is translucent and starting to soften. Add in the garlic, oregano and dried dill. Stir for 1 minute. Make a well in the center of the vegetables and place the rotisserie breast side down. Let it sizzle for a minute then add the stock. Bring to a boil then simmer for 10 minutes. Flip the rotisserie over and continue simmering for another 10 minutes. At this point the rotisserie should be soft and the meat should come away from the bones easily. Skim any oil slick or foam from the top of the soup and remove the chicken to a bowl. Dice the chicken meat and discard the bones. Add chicken back to the pot and squeeze in the juice of 1-2 lemons. Taste for seasoning. Enjoy!


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