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Lemon Chicken Couscous Soup

This Lemon Chicken Couscous Soup is the perfect balance of light, flavorful and filling! This brothy soup is perfect for lunch or dinner!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 482kcal


  • 64 oz low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 chicken breast approx 8 ounces
  • 1 cup pearl couscous uncooked
  • 1 white onion sliced
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 cloves garlic pressed or minced
  • 1 lemon juice + zest
  • 1 cup feta crumbled
  • 2 tbsp chives thinly chopped
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper


  • In a large heavy bottom pot over medium high heat, stir onions with olive oil and salt until translucent. About 5-7 minutes.
  • Add garlic and cook about 1 minute more until fragrant.
  • Add chicken breast and broth to pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a rolling simmer, cover and let cook until chicken breast reaches an internal temperature of 165°, about 15 minutes.
  • Remove chicken breast from pot and shred. Add back to pot with couscous and bring to a boil again and let couscous cook, about 7 minutes.
  • Add lemon juice and zest to pot. Taste and add additional salt if desired. Serve hot topped with feta, chives, black pepper and optional red pepper flakes for a touch of spice!


Sodium: 1208mg | Calcium: 234mg | Vitamin C: 19mg | Vitamin A: 240IU | Sugar: 4g | Fiber: 3g | Potassium: 780mg | Cholesterol: 70mg | Calories: 482kcal | Saturated Fat: 8g | Fat: 20g | Protein: 33g | Carbohydrates: 46g | Iron: 2mg