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Lemony Dill Chicken Soup
and broccoli / carrots

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min
Lemon and dill give this classic chicken soup a ton of fresh, spring flavor.
Smarts: Don't forget to taste the soup at the end of cooking and add even more of these flavorful ingredients if you'd like!


Lemony Dill Chicken Soup:
  • Broccoli - 12 oz , florets
  • Onions, medium - 1/2 , diced
  • Carrots - 8 oz , diced
  • Garlic - 2 cloves , chopped
  • Chicken thighs, boneless and skinless - 1 lb
  • Dill, fresh - 1 Tbsp , chopped
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp
  • Bay leaves - 2
  • Vinegar, red or white wine - 2 tsp
  • Italian seasonings - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Stock, any type - 4 cups
  • Baby spinach - 4 oz
  • Lemon juice - 4 Tbsp


  1. Broccoli / Onions / Carrots / Garlic - Prep as directed. Store broccoli in one container. Combine onions, carrots, and garlic in a second container. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Chicken - Tenderize chicken and season with some salt and pepper. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)
  3. Dill - Prep as directed.

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  1. Heat a Dutch oven with first portion of oil over low-medium heat. Add chicken and cook on both sides until cooked through, ~8 minutes total. Set chicken aside.
  2. Add second portion of oil to Dutch oven and increase heat to medium. Add onions, carrots, garlic, and bay leaves and saute until aromatics are starting to turn tender, 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Pour vinegar over aromatics, scraping up any browned bits on the bottom of the pan.
  4. Add broccoli, Italian seasoning, salt, and black pepper and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Pour stock into pan and bring to a simmer. Simmer until broccoli is nearly tender, 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. While soup is simmering, chop or shred chicken.
  7. Return to soup and stir in spinach. Cover pan with a lid to help spinach wilt. Cook until spinach is wilted, 1 to 2 minutes.
  8. Remove soup from heat and stir in chicken, dill, and lemon juice.
  9. Taste soup and season with some salt and pepper.
  10. Ladle soup into bowls. Enjoy!



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