5 from 3 votes
Lemon Rice and Pea Soup with Chicken
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
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!
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 6
Calories: 211 kcal
Author: Joanna Cismaru
  • 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
  1. 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.

  2. Add the chicken to the pot and cook for about 3 minutes or until no longer pink.

  3. 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.

  4. Add the peas and cook for a couple more minutes.
  5. Garnish with chives and serve.

Recipe Notes

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.