Lemon Chicken and Rice Soup

January 15, 2021
Comforting Greek Soup Recipe

Hey, y’all! I recently shared a recipe for my creamy feta + honey dip – and as promised, I’m bringing y’all the perfect main course recipe to accompany it: my comforting lemon, chicken, and rice soup! There are few soups that I love more. The robust lemon flavor makes this soup a standout and I know that y’all are going to love it!

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Comforting Lemon Chicken and Rice Soup

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Comforting Greek Soup Recipe

Lemon Chicken and Rice Soup

JC Phelps
Looking for a comforting soup recipe? Look no further than my Lemon, Chicken and Rice Soup. It's chock-full of flavor and so delicious!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Greek
Servings 8 servings
Calories 472 kcal


  • 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 4 stalks celery chopped
  • 4 carrots chopped
  • 2 c. brown rice cooked (I buy the frozen, microwaveable kind)
  • 1.5 vidalia onions chopped
  • 8 oz. feta cheese crumbles
  • 2 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 48 oz. chicken broth reduced sodium
  • 1 c. water
  • 2/3 c. fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp. fresh dill
  • kosher salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • lemon pepper seasoning to taste
  • onion powder to taste
  • garlic powder to taste
  • scallions chopped for garnish
  • extra virgin olive oil


  • Cook boneless, skinless chicken breast in a skillet until done. Season with kosher salt, black pepper, lemon pepper seasoning, onion powder, and garlic powder. Shred (I like to use my stand mixer).
  • Cook frozen brown rice according to instructions on the box.
  • Over medium heat in a soup pot or dutch oven, sauté celery, carrots, onions, and garlic in extra virgin olive oil. Stir constantly and do not let garlic burn. Cook for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add in chicken stock + water and bring the soup to a boil.
  • Stir in shredded chicken, rice, and lemon juice. Cook for an additional 3-5 minutes.
  • Add in fresh dill + season with kosher salt and black pepper, to taste. Top with chopped scallions and crumbled feta cheese.




Sodium: 1136mgCalcium: 221mgVitamin C: 13mgVitamin A: 5771IUSugar: 6gFiber: 4gPotassium: 905mgCholesterol: 101mgCalories: 472kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 5gFat: 11gProtein: 35gCarbohydrates: 57gIron: 3mg
Keyword chicken soup, lemon soup, lemon, chicken, and rice soup
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Comforting Lemon Chicken and Rice Soup

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