Lemon Chicken Rice Soup

This Lemon Chicken Rice Soup is an idle soup for If you are looking for a new scrumptious chicken soup recipe for the family and friends. Lemon Chicken Rice Soup is a delicious and definitely a wonderful recipe to try.

I remembered the first time I made lemon chicken rice soup it was so refreshing, you’d want to snuggle with a big bowl all winter long. It is loaded with soft chicken, loads of veggies, and a lot of rice.

Keep reading to know how to make this delicious lemon chicken and rice soup.

lemon chicken and rice soup

                                       Prep time: 20 mins/Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes                                                                 Servings: 6-8


  • 1 (3-4 pound) whole chicken, rinsed
  • 1 onion, cut into wedges
  • 2 carrots, halved
  • 2 celery ribs, halved
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Kosher salt freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2/3 cup long-grain white rice
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice


How To Make Lemon Chicken Rice Soup

  1. Put chicken, onion, carrots, celery, garlic, bay leaves, 8 cups water in a pot, and season with 2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon pepper.
  2. Allow to boil for about 1 hour, reduce heat, and let it simmer until the chicken is soft. Shred chicken, cut into small pieces, and throw away the skin and bones (OR make this scrumptious recipe for your Dog). Strain the chicken broth through a fine-mesh sieve and discard the solids.
  3. Return broth to the pot. Leave to boil, reduce heat, and let it simmer. Pour the rice and cook for about 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in chicken, carrots, and celery. Let it cook for 10 minutes or until the rice is tender.
  5. Stir in chopped fresh dill and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve immediately and Enjoy!
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Should I add Cooked Or Uncooked Rice To My Lemon Chicken Rice Soup?

You can add cooked or uncooked rice to your soup, but it can affect the recipe. Uncooked rice absorbs liquid, so you’ll need a lot more water or broth to cook, and it may prolong your soup’s cooking time. Adding uncooked rice to your soup allows your rice to absorb the flavors of your recipe.


  1. You can cook it faster by using store-bought or previously made chicken broth and leftover chicken. This will eliminate the time to make the broth and cook the chicken, and you’ll still get a fresh and bright soup.
  2. Don’t add the lemon juice until you have finished cooking. When it comes to the lemon soup, adding the lemon too early will make the soup bitter. Instead, add it after cooking and it will bring out a fresh and bright flavor.

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 344mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 5245IU | Vitamin C: 4.4mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.4mg

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