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Portuguese Chicken Soup II Recipe

Portuguese Chicken Soup II

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"Elegant. Garnish with a slice of lemon and a mint leaf."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, simmer chicken breast in stock with the onion, parsley, lemon zest, and mint sprig until done, about 35 minutes.
  2. Remove the breast, cool, then strip off the meat and cut into a julienne.
  3. Strain the broth, return to the pot, and bring to a boil. Add pasta and chopped mint. Season to taste with salt and white pepper. Heat until the pasta is cooked al dente.
  4. Remove from heat, stir in lemon juice and chicken julienne. Ladle into soup plates and top with lemon slice and mint leaf.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 29, 2005

We loved it. We used 4 T of lemon juice (not listed in ingredients, but it is in recipe w/o quantity).

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 27, 2011

Great, simple chicken soup. The lemon is an unexpected surprise.

 

22 Ratings

Jan 06, 2010

I've made this soup 4 times now. Its amazing and simple. I made a few changes this most recent time that I was pleased with. I switched out the lemon for a lime. I actually just cut it up into quarters and stuck the whole thing in to get more of the lime juice and more of an intense flavor. I also omitted the the parsley and upped the mint. White pepper is a MUST.

 
Sep 15, 2008

The only changes I made were to briefly sear the chicken (I used skinless boneless breasts) in a little olive oil as I can't stand the look/texture of boiled chicken, and I used wide egg noodles. Like previous reviewers, I also added in some fresh lemon juice. This is such a delicious, fresh-tasting soup. I know I'll be making it again (probably tomorrow). Thanks so much!

 
Dec 07, 2010

Before I added the noodles, it was exactly like the soup I eat and LOVE at the Japanese Hibachi restaurants! Thanks a bunch!

 
Feb 22, 2010

Delicious.

 
Mar 02, 2010

Taste was great, family really enjoyed.

 
Jul 23, 2008

Very unique chicken noodle soup, great if you are in the mood for something a little sour and tangy. I used 4 tablespoons of lemon juice right at the end as others suggested. Less could be used (you could add a tablespoon at a time to find the right balance for your tastes). With the lemon juice, mine didn't need salt. My only change was I used probably closer to a cup of noodles (whatever was left in the bag). Definitely will make it again when I have fresh mint on hand I need to use.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 159 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 49 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 7.1 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 16.8 g
  • 34%
  • Sodium
  • 63 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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