meal components: protein + veggie
- 7 oz chicken breast (100g per 3.5 oz) skinless, boneless
- 2 1/4 cups chicken broth SP Option: use water instead
- 1 cup water
- 2 medium lemons juiced
- 1 medium lemon zest
- 2 cups white onion diced
- 4 cloves garlic finely sliced
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley
- 1/4 cup fresh dill
- 1 tsp dried dill
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 pinch black pepper
- Sprinkle the chicken with a ¼ tsp salt and let sit for 5 min. Add chicken and ¼ cup broth to a saucepan, cover and cook over medium heat until cooked through and juices run clear - about 15-20 minutes. Once cooked, shred the chicken with a knife and fork and set aside.
- Prepare the soup while the chicken is cooking. Add onion, garlic, and ½ cup broth to a large saucepan and cook over medium heat until softened.
- Add dried dill, fresh dill and fresh parsley to the saucepan and stir into the onion and garlic. Add remaining broth, water, lemon juice, and half the zest to the pan. Cover and reduce to simmer for 20 minutes. For AP, add zucchini.
- Transfer half the soup at a time to a blender and blend on high until smooth, then return to saucepan and season with salt and pepper.
- Add the shredded chicken to the pan and simmer until both the chicken and soup are piping hot through. Serve topped with fresh dill and remaining lemon zest.
- For AP, serve over cauliflower rice or miracle noodles.
Batch cooking tip or Alternate Cooking Method Option:
- Oven bake or slow cook the chicken in broth. For batch cooking, cook 400g of chicken and shred. This can then divided between the lemon chicken soup and the asparagus soup.
- Dice chicken breast sprinkled with ¼ tsp salt - leave for 5 minutes. Add all ingredients to instant pot and set to manual pressure 7 minutes.
To make cauliflower rice, simply pulse the cauliflower tops in a food processor to form a rice consistency. Stir fry in a tablespoon of broth for 5 minutes and season. Macros listed are for SP version.
Lemon and Dill are my absolute faves so this recipe sounded amazing! I did not have zucchini or cauliflower, but I did throw in spinach the last few seconds to have some greenery in there. I love this! I love adding lemon when I can in P2 bc the tartness seems to satiate me longer and help me get in my water! Can’t wait to try more of the recipes!
Thank you, Cindy and nice to meet you!
More recipes coming up this week 🙂
Li-an, Rayzel’s assistant
Diane Farrell Flynn
This sound delicious, but the calories seem high. Is the calorie count for two servings or one?
Oh my goodness Diane I’m so glad you commented. Yes you are right this was totally off due to an error in coding the chicken broth – it will be fixed shortly- the accurate SP macros are: Per serving: ½ recipe | 225 cal – 27 protein – 3 fat – 24 carbs – 20 net carbs ||
Thanks for catching that!
This sounds wonderful. What type of chicken broth is recommended?
I try to always get one that has no msg or yeast extract myself- and of course fat free – when looking at brand labels, always check the ingredients because even a lot of the organic brands still have yeast extract in them! surprising. But some don’t. Even within the same bran, you’ll find some of their flavors have yeast extract and some don’t – like one brand their chicken broth has yeast extract, but their bone broth version does not- so just check labels- I hope that helps!
This and many of your recipes sound wonderful, however, I am confused. The calorie count per serving is very high for a 500 calorie per day limit. Am I missing something, I kind of hope so as I would love to make these and not be over for the day. Thanks for adding more flavor to the day.
Most of the recipes are designed to fit pretty well within the 500 cals, however many people follow an 800 calorie plan so some dishes have a slightly higher calorie amount- this is one of the higher ones- most of the protein + veggie dishes we have the calories set to be around 190 calories as this leaves room for the P2 fruit. I this case the calories are a little higher for the protein + veggie at 225 but you could also just use less of a veggie or use water instead of chicken broth and that will bring down the calories to 190 pretty quickly. Does that make sense?
Diane Farrell Flynn
Thank you! That makes perfect sense. I can not thank you enough for these recipes. I was first on this diet about 6 years ago and the food was so boring and tasteless. It was a struggle to stay on, your recipes make it so much easier to stay on the program.
Thank you, thank you, thank you,
So very glad it’s making the diet easier for you!