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Mediterranean Chicken and Lemon Soup

Mediterranean Chicken and Lemon Soup
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  • 2 cans (14.5 fl. oz. each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup long-grain white rice
  • 1 small carrot, sliced
  • 2 cups (6 oz.) cooked, cubed chicken breast meat
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper strips
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Fat Free Milk, divided
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil


BOIL broth in medium saucepan. Add rice and carrot; cook until carrot is tender. Stir in chicken, bell pepper, lemon juice and garlic.

COMBINE 1 tablespoon evaporated milk and cornstarch in small bowl; stir into soup. Gradually stir in remaining evaporated milk. Bring to just a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in basil before serving.

Nutritional Information

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 6g 10%
  • Saturated Fat 2g 9%
  • Cholesterol 60mg 21%
  • Sodium 650mg 27%
  • Carbohydrates 36g 12%
  • Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
  • Vitamin A 90%
  • Vitamin C 60%
  • Calcium 30%
  • Iron 10%
  • Sugars 12g
  • Protein 32g

* Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.