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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
- 1 tbsp butter unsalted
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 2 chicken breasts boneless and skinless, cut into small pieces
- 1 cup rice long grain
- 4 cups chicken broth low sodium
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
- 1/2 tsp black pepper or to taste
- 1/3 cup lemon juice freshly squeezed
- 1 tbsp hot sauce or to taste
- 1 cup peas frozen or canned
- 2 tbsp chives for garnish
- In a soup pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and saute, but do not brown, until the onion becomes soft and translucent.
- Add the chicken to the pot and cook for about 3 minutes or until no longer pink.
- Add the rice, chicken broth and water to the pot. Season with salt, pepper, add the lemon juice and hot sauce. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer and cook until the rice is cooked through, about 15 to 20 minutes.
- Add the peas and cook for a couple more minutes.
- Garnish with chives and serve.