Comforting Lemon, Chicken, and Rice Soup Recipe

January 15, 2021
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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!

Comforting Lemon Chicken and Rice Soup

Lemon, Chicken, and Rice Soup

Lemon, Chicken, and Rice Soup


2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breast

4 stalks of celery, chopped

4 carrots, chopped

2 c. brown rice, cooked (I buy it frozen from Trader Joe’s + microwave it)

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

How To Make My Lemon, Chicken, and Rice Soup:

  1. 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).
  2. Cook frozen brown rice according to instructions on the box.
  3. 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.
  4. Add in chicken stock + water and bring the soup to a boil.
  5. Stir in shredded chicken, rice, and lemon juice. Cook for an additional 3-5 minutes.
  6. Add in fresh dill + season with kosher salt and black pepper, to taste. Top with chopped scallions and crumbled feta cheese.
  7. Serve hot and enjoy!

Comforting Lemon Chicken and Rice Soup

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