Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

A wonderful clear soup with flavors that "pop" like lemon and cilantro. So light and refreshing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place chicken in pot with bay leaf and cover with cold water.
  2. Bring to boil and simmer 30 minutes.
  3. Remove chicken and chop/shred when cool.
  4. Bring chicken broth to a simmer, add chicken pieces, lemon juice and grated rind.
  5. Add chopped yellow onion and garlic; cook 5 minutes.
  6. Add corn, tomatoes, green onion and cilantro.
  7. Simmer 15-20 minutes.
  8. Taste and correct seasonings.
Most Helpful

This soup is very light and flavorful. It got two thumbs up from both my picky eaters. I froze about half of it in individual containers, and am so glad that I did. My daughter was sick yesterday and she pulled one out and heated it up, said it helped her feel a lot better.

Kellie in SLO September 22, 2005

I really enjoyed this soup a lot! I thought that the 7 cups of broth was too little though, and I would recommend using at least 10 cups for all the ingredients that it has. The flavor was outstanding, and I will certainly make it again. Thanks!

canarygirl September 29, 2003

I really enjoyed the lemony flavor this soup has. I made a few adjustments to fit my tastes. I left out the chicken breasts, I'm slowly trying to become vegetarian. I left out the bay leaf because I didn't have any. I used white onion instead of yellow, 1 can of Veg-All instead of corn, and I added some pasta shells. Thanks for the recipe!

Shellbelle September 24, 2003