Lemon Ginger Chicken or Turkey Soup Recipe: A Tangy, Fresh, Nutritious & Delicious Chicken Soup Recipe by 30Seconds Food

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Lemon Ginger Chicken or Turkey Soup Recipe: A Tangy, Fresh, Nutritious & Delicious Chicken Soup Recipe

"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®. "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, which is unexpected and SO appreciated throughout the colder months!"

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

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.

Photos: Clean Food Crush

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
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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