Middle East Chicken Soup

Total Time
15 mins
20 mins

Optionally add peas, dill and lemon juice at the end (better!)

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  1. Simmer the broth, onion, celery, carrot, garlic, cumin and cayenne (with raw rice, if using), for 10 minutes.
  2. Add cooked rice (if using), the chicken, and the tomato and simmer 10 more minutes.
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5 5

This was a very good idea! What I did was I diced up 1 raw chicken breast, sauteed it in 1-2 tbsp oil with minced garlic, garlic salt, oregano and fresh rosemary. As the chicken finished up cooking I added the onion and carrot (not a celery fan) and sauteed it for a few more minutes. Then I added the broth, waited for it to boil and put in the rice. I put in a lot more cumin and pepper than the recipe called for. It turned out excellent!

4 5

This soup was just OK for me. My hubby really liked it, but I didn't care for the flavor that the peas added to the broth. (I don't care for peas in casseroles for the same reason, and should have known better.) I downsized the recipe to only 3 servings without a problem, and added the peas and the lemon juice suggested in the intro. It was easy to prepare.