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Chicken carcass and giblets (meat to be served during the meal)
Celery stalks and leaves, 4
Leeks, 2
Garlic cloves, 3
Lemons, 2
Zucchini, 3 small
Uncooked rice, ¾ cup


  1. Cook rice according to package directions and reserve.
  2. Slice celery stalks, leeks, zucchini and garlic cloves and reserve in separate bowls.
  3. Juice 2 lemons and reserve.
  4. Place the chicken carcass, vegetables (except zucchini) and ½ lemon juice into a large stockpot.
  5. Turn heat to high and bring broth to a boil.
  6. Use a spoon to skim the froth off the top.
  7. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for one hour.
  8. Remove chicken carcass from the soup.
  9. Add zucchini and cook for 15 more minutes.
  10. Add rice during the last two minutes of cook to just heat through.
  11. Add the remaining lemon juice if needed. The soup should have a very lemony taste.
  12. Serve a portion of the soup before the main meal.
  13. Remaining soup is typically thickened and served over chicken as a later course.
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