Lemon Rice and Pea Soup with Chicken

Yummy Lemon Rice and Pea Soup with Chicken – perfect for a cold winter day or even for a sore throat! It’s lemony and delicious!


Happy Canada Day and 4th of July everyone! I love long weekends, don’t you. I don’t like it, however, when I have a sore throat, and today was one of those days, in July I get a sore throat. But I have the perfect remedy for that. This lemon rice and pea soup with chicken will cure anyone, especially with a bit of hot sauce in it, which of course is optional.

This soup is so good, good for a cold winter day or when you just need it because you’re sick. It’s very lemony, and delicious. I love the original Greek lemon rice soup, so this one is just another variation of that.


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Lemon Rice and Pea Soup with Chicken
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Serves: 6
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 1 cup peas
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • juice from 2 lemons
  • hot sauce (optional)
  • chives for garnish
  1. Chop the onion and cut the chicken in small pieces.
  2. In a soup pot, heat the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and saute, but do not brown, only saute until the onion is translucent.
  3. Add the chicken to the onion and cook the chicken a bit until it's white.
  4. Add a cup of rice to the pot and then the chicken broth and water.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste, lemon juice, and hot sauce if preferred.
  6. Cook the soup until the rice is done, about 15 to 20 mins.
  7. Add the peas and cook for a couple more minutes.
  8. Serve hot with chives for garnish.



  1. Renee says

    I’m not sure where the lemon flavor comes from as there is no lemon ingredient. Maybe I missed something?

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