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Large Family Slow Cooker Lemon Sesame Chicken and Rice Soup | Freezer-Friendly, Dairy-Free

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When you need a warm, comforting meal, make this Large Family Slow Cooker Lemon Sesame Chicken and Rice Soup. Serve it with a side of crispy buttered homemade bread that you can dip into it!

Lemon Sesame Chicken and Rice Soup

Would you like to make a wholesome, tasty meal that does not require too much effort and is still dairy-free? If so, this Large Family Slow Cooker Lemon Sesame Chicken and Rice Soup is ideal. You will have more than enough servings for everyone in the household to enjoy. The soup tastes great on its own, but you can serve it with bread or croutons because both options will complement your meal. When you prepare this delicious soup, you are making a delicious meal that is good for you and your loved ones.

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Large Family Slow Cooker Lemon Sesame Chicken and Rice Soup | Freezer-Friendly, Dairy-Free

Ingredients Needed to Make the Soup

You will need specific ingredients to prepare this delicious Lemon Sesame Chicken and Rice Soup, including:

  • Chicken Thighs. Use at least six chicken thighs or a maximum of eight for this recipe.
  • Carrots. Dice your carrots into small pieces before adding them to the slow cooker.
  • Celery. Chop the celery into bits and pieces.
  • Onion. Dice one large onion into small pieces and throw it into the slow cooker.
  • Garlic. Use minced garlic to give your soup even more flavor.
  • Chicken Stock. Add any brand of chicken stock to the slow cooker.
  • Cooked Rice. Prepare your rice in advance before tossing it in with the other ingredients. You can use white or brown rice.

You will also need several other ingredients, including dried thyme leaves, salt, ground ginger, sesame oil, black pepper, bay leaves, soy sauce, and lemon juice and zest.

Large Family Slow Cooker Lemon Sesame Chicken and Rice Soup | Freezer-Friendly, Dairy-Free

Can I Use Liquid Aminos?

If you do not want to use soy sauce, you can use liquid aminos as an alternative ingredient. It brings the same flavor as traditional soy sauce, but it is even better for you.

Will Chicken Breast Work as an Alternative?

While chicken thighs are the best meat to use for the soup, you can use chicken breast. Be sure to use boneless, skinless chicken, regardless of which cut you decide to use in your soup. If you bought a large pack of chicken and need to use it up, then be sure to check out all my chicken recipes, especially my make-ahead chicken meals.

Do I Use Fresh Garlic?

You can use fresh minced garlic or jarred garlic in this recipe. If you do not have either option, you can use garlic powder as a substitute. It will still bring flavor to the soup.

How Long Does It Take to Make?

It does not take too long to make the Slow Cooker Lemon Sesame Chicken and Rice Soup. Once you put it in the slow cooker, it will take a minimum of six hours or a maximum of eight hours. The best part is that the slow cooker does the work for you, so you will not have to sit around and watch it while it cooks.

Can I Freeze the Lemon Sesame Chicken and Rice Soup

Yes, you can freeze this meal! Assemble the Lemon Sesame Chicken and Rice Soup and place it into a large freezer-safe food storage container with an airtight lid or a ziplock bag. You can freeze the soup for up to three months before it is cooked. If you decide to freeze it, make sure you thaw it in the fridge overnight before reheating and serving again. Then, transfer ingredients to the prepared slow cooker and follow the directions below.

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Slow Cooker Lemon Sesame Chicken and Rice Soup

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Lemon Sesame Chicken and Rice Soup

Large Family Slow Cooker Lemon Sesame Chicken and Rice Soup

  • Author: Jamerrill Stewart
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 hours
  • Total Time: 7 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 14 Servings
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot/ Slow Cooker

Description

When you need a warm, comforting meal, make this Large Family Slow Cooker Lemon Sesame Chicken and Rice Soup.  Serve it with a side of crispy buttered bread that you can dip it into. 


Ingredients

6 to 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs

2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves

2 cups diced carrots

1 onion, diced

2 stalks celery, diced

1 teaspoon ground ginger

2 teaspoons garlic powder or 8 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon sesame oil

½ teaspoon ground black pepper

3 bay leaves

6 cups chicken stock

1 lemon, zest and juice

2 tablespoons soy sauce4 to 5 cups cooked rice

 


Instructions

 

  1. Place all ingredients EXCEPT the cooked rice into the slow cooker.

  2. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.

  3. Remove the lid and shred the chicken or cut it into bite-size pieces. Return the chicken to the slow cooker and add the rice. Stir together. Adjust seasonings if desired.


Notes

 

How to freeze:  Place all ingredients EXCEPT the rice in an airtight container or freezer bag. Freeze up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Transfer ingredients to the prepared slow cooker and follow the directions about to cook.

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