Chicken & Rice Soup with Lemon, Kale, and Ginger



My house is full of sick boys and nothing sounds better than the best soup ever! I had all of these ingredients on hand and love the nutty, robust, healing aspect of this soup. FYI: Kale is full of antioxidant vitamins A, C, K, fiber, potassium, magnesium, iron, copper, and anti-inflammatory properties that make this broccoli-family food… a superstar!

Soup Ingredients:

  • bag of matchstick shredded carrots (saves so much time!)
  • 1/2 of a rotisserie chicken, shredded 
  • Celery- 4 stalks, chopped
  • 1/2 onion- chopped
  • 2 gloves of garlic- chopped
  • 1 cup of uncooked wild rice-1 cup water- cook in rice cooker
  • 2 qts (2 boxes) of chicken broth
  • 3 stalks of kale- no ribs, chop into strips
  • 1 lemon or lemon juice
  • Spices: 1 tsp of each: cinnamon, nutmeg, bay leaves, ground ginger… salt and pepper to taste


  1. Start with Rice: cook rice in steamer/rice cooker while you do the other steps
  2. Saute: carrots, celery, onion, garlic. You can use olive oil if you would like for 10 mins until soft but not cooked to death. 🙂
  3. Add: boxes of chicken broth, rotisserie chicken, and all the spices listed. Bring to boil, then let simmer for 10 mins. 
  4. When soup ingredients are to your desired softness and texture, add the lemon juice and chopped kale, simmer for 3 more minutes.
  5. Spoon rice in the bottom of your soup bowl, ladle your soup over the rice…done!
  6. Tip: keep the wild rice separate from the soup because it will turn your pretty soup brown from the wild rice. It will still taste awesome, just look not-so-awesome.

This goes great with homemade Spunky Beer Bread


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