Amazing Chicken Noodle Soup

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Some cream really improves the texture, and a little lemon juice and zest really helps kick up the flavor of ordinary chicken soup!


2 cups shredded cooked chicken
3 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tbs lemon zest, finely grated
1 tbs minced garlic
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 medium onion, finely diced
4 ribs celery, chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream
12 sprigs fresh thyme
5 sprigs fresh rosemary
2 tbs olive oil
1/2 large carrot, finely diced
3 bay leaves


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium low heat. Add vegetables and a pinch of salt and cook until onion is translucent. There should be no sizzling.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook 30 minutes.
  3. Remove herbs and check for taste. Season with salt and pepper to taste, before serving.

Notes, Tips, and Variations[edit]

If you're feeling adventurous, add some cayenne, hot sauce, or red pepper flake while it's cooking to add some heat! Chipotle chiles also work beautifully.