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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!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Lunch, Soup
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: chicken soup, greek soup
Servings: 6
Calories: 211kcal


  • 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.


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


Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 892mg | Potassium: 399mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 29.9mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1.1mg