Easy Lemon Ginger Chicken Soup Recipe Has an Unexpected Burst of Flavor by 30Seconds Food

Easy Lemon Ginger Chicken Soup Recipe Has an Unexpected Burst of Flavor

Soup season is in full swing, and chicken soup reigns during this time of year. "We love leftover roast turkey or chicken at our house. Almost always becomes soup the next day – and many of you know my love for soup!" says Rachel Maser, mom of four and founder/creator of the clean eating blog Clean Food Crush®.

But this is no ordinary chicken soup recipe. This easy lemon ginger chicken soup recipe has an unexpected burst of flavor. Rachel loves this lemon ginger chicken soup recipe because "it’s filling, inexpensive, nutritious and creates several meals for a few days! This recipe for turkey or chicken soup is tangy and fresh tasting."

Here's your shopping list for this flavorful chicken soup recipe: shallots, carrots, celery, garlic, cooked turkey or chicken, jalapeño pepper, ginger, lemons and broth (your choice). The budget-friendly ingredients come together to create a tangy, flavor-packed, gluten-free soup you can make whenever you need a soothing lunch or dinner this season.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 to 35 minutes
Total Time: 35 to 45 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 3 medium shallots, diced
  • 3 medium carrots, sliced
  • 4 celery ribs, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 4 cups leftover turkey or chicken, chopped or shredded
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and sliced
  • 2 3-inch pieces ginger, peeled and grated on the microplane or minced
  • 2 fresh lemons, zested and juiced
  • 8 cups turkey brothchicken broth or vegetable broth


  • 1 small bunch fresh parsley or cilantro
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • sliced jalapeño
  • lemon slices

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Recipe Notes

  • We prefer to squeeze our own fresh lemon juice, but you can use bottled in a pinch.
  • Serve with warm bread, breadsticks or your favorite crackers, if desired.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley or cilantro, jalapeño and green onions, or your own favorite soup toppings.
  • Store the soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop in a saucepot.
  • This soup freezes well – you may want to have some in reserve for a rainy day!

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Heat the oil in a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Sauté the shallots, carrots, celery and garlic. Cook for for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Add in all of the remaining ingredients, except for the garnishes. Simmer over medium-low heat, covered, for 20 to 30 minutes stirring occasionally. Taste test and add sea salt and pepper, as desired.
  3. Serve the soup hot with lemon slices, and garnish with fresh parsley or cilantro, jalapeño and green onions.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Clean Food Crush.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 300

Total Fat: 4.5g

Saturated Fat: 0.2g

Cholesterol: 80mg

Sodium: 2425mg

Total Carbohydrate: 12g

Dietary Fiber: 2.3g

Total Sugars: 3g

Protein: 55.5g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 33mg

Iron: 3mg

Potassium: 275mg

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Elisa Schmitz
OMGoodness, this looks wonderful. I love lemon chicken soup, and this recipe looks even better. Thank you for sharing the yum!
Such a nourishing and refreshing soup recipe...

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