Chicken with Preserved Lemon Soup

October 17, 2022  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Chicken with Preserved Lemon Soup

Chicken with Preserved Lemon Soup is a delectable Khmer ethnic dish known for its aromatic flavors. This soup, featuring chicken and preserved lemon, is not only delicious but also easy to prepare, requiring simple ingredients to create a flavorful masterpiece.

To make this delightful soup, start by placing chicken pieces, preserved lemon, garlic, sliced yellow onion, and water in a soup pot. Allow the ingredients to simmer until the chicken becomes tender, creating a rich and savory broth. Preserved lemon, with its unique tangy and citrusy flavor, adds a distinctive twist to the soup, contributing to its delicious taste.

Once the chicken is cooked to perfection, the soup is seasoned with fish sauce, sugar, salt, and black pepper. These ingredients come together to enhance the overall flavor profile, balancing sweetness, saltiness, and spiciness. The final touch involves topping the soup with chopped green onions, adding a fresh and aromatic element to the dish.

Chicken with Preserved Lemon Soup is best enjoyed piping hot and served with rice. This Khmer ethnic food offers a delightful combination of textures and flavors, making it a satisfying and comforting dish for anyone craving a taste of Cambodian cuisine.


1/2 chicken, cut to 8 pieces
1 whole preserved lemon , cut in half
2 cloves garlic
1/2 yellow onion, sliced
5 cups of water
1 tablespoon of fish sauce
1 teaspoon of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
2 stalks of green onion, chopped

Directions to make Chicken with Preserved Lemon Soup

  1. Put chicken, preserved lemon, garlic, yellow onion and water in a soup pot, simmering till the meat tender.
  2. Seasoning with fish sauce, sugar, salt and black pepper.
  3. Top with green onion.

Serve hot with rice.

Enjoy it

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1

Calories Per Serving: 759

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏18g 7%
Cholesterol ‏347mg 116%
Total Fat ‏15g 19%
Saturated Fat ‏4g 20%
Dietary Fiber ‏3g 11%
Protein ‏133g 266%
Sodium ‏3040mg 132%
Sugars ‏8g 16%


30 min


25 min




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