Lemon Chicken Soup with Leeks and Summer Squash

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With spring break just around the corner, you can bet this girl will be hopefully relaxing or doing some kind of water sport. SOOO that means I need to get bathing suit ready. This soup is perfect! It is full of wonderful lean protein, lots of veggies to make your skin glow, and full of salivating fiber to keep you feeling full.

“We did everything alright now  I’m on the outside”  maybe I should leave the singing to the artists lol. Calvin Harris is playing Outside from my computer and I am trying my hardest to not spill my yummy black coffee on myself as I dance around. It’s one of those songs that make you forget yourself.  Time for a refill and lets head to the store to get this show on the road.

What You Will Need:

2 Skinless chicken Breast roasted, then chopped

5 Cloves of Garlic, minced

3 Large Leeks, chopped (White parts only)

2 Zucchini, cut into half moons

2 Yellow Squash, cut into half moons

1 C White Wine

8 C Chicken Stock (Homemade if you can)

3 Bay Leaves

2 Lemons juiced

Zest from 1 Lemon

3 Tbsp Fresh Basil, chopped

3 Tbsp Fresh Rosemary, chopped

Salt and Pepper to taste

Now that you have what you will need, Prep Your Mis en Place 🙂

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In a large pot on the stove, add in the leeks, and garlic, cook until the leeks begin to sweat. If you need to add a little bit of chicken stock to the pot to prevent sticking that is fine.

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While the leeks are starting to sweat, add in the zest from the lemon, squashes, and bay leaves.

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So pretty

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Next add in the wine. Please  choose a wine that you enjoy the taste of. If you do not like the taste of the wine you will not like the taste in your food.

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The smell of the wine cooking is Amazing!!

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Now add in the lemon juice, and chicken stock. Bring to a simmer.

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Once the soup starts to simmer, add in the chicken and continue to simmer for 30 minutes. At the end of cooking, add the fresh herbs and salt and pepper to taste.

There you go! You now have a batch of belly filling protein and veggies that you can have for your lunch for the next few days :*)

Makes 8 Servings:

121.8 cals, .6 G fat, 12.4 G carb, 3.2 G fiber, 17.5 G pro, 4 G sugar

Cheers to another waistline friendly meal!

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