Golden Gate Lemon Chicken Spinach Soup

If you are trying to get your kids to eat the green stuff and the Popeye routine of “it makes you strong – agugugugu” doesn’t work, maybe this tasty soup with spinach as one of its star ingredients will help. Tell them that, if they eat their spinach, they might grow up to be Colin Kaepernick. Okay, it’s Super Bowl Sunday and I had to get my Niners/Nevada Wolf Pack props in somewhere. So, in honor of my husband’s favorite football team and Nevada’s favorite quarterback, enjoy a bowl of Golden Gate Lemon Chicken Spinach Soup. It’s not exactly party food, but it just might help your muscles grow. Next thing you know, you’ll be giving your biceps a big ‘ol smooch. I hope there will be a lot of Kaepernickin’ going on today. Go Kap!

Golden Gate Lemon Chicken Spinach SoupIngredients
1 Tbsp. Oil
2 – 4 Shallots, diced
1 Carrot or about 15 Baby Carrots, sliced
2 32-oz. containers of Chicken Broth
2 Bay Leaves
4 cups Garlic Rotisserie Chicken, shredded
1/4 cup Lemon Juice, about 2 lemons
6 oz. bag, Baby Spinach
Salt and Pepper to taste

Heat oil in a cast iron Dutch oven.

Heat oil in a cast iron Dutch oven.

Saute the shallots and carrots together...

Saute the shallots and carrots together…

until they become soft.

until they become soft.

Add the chicken broth and bay leaves.

Add the chicken broth and bay leaves.

Bring to a boil.

Bring to a boil.

Let simmer on medium-low heat for 15 minutes.

Let simmer on medium-low heat for 15 minutes.

Add the chicken.

Add the chicken.

Add the lemon juice.

Add the lemon juice.

And the spinach.

And the spinach.

Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Season to taste with salt and pepper. Simmer the soup for a couple of minutes until the chicken is heated through and the spinach gently wilts.

Enjoy! P.S. the broth is perfect for bread dippin' while you're Kaepernickin'.

Enjoy! P.S. The broth is perfect for bread dippin’ while you’re Kaepernickin’.

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