Chicken Rice Soup with Lemon

Chicken Rice Soup with Lemon

This Chicken Rice Soup with Lemon is the best thing to beat a cold, or ward off sickness.

With the fresh lemon juice, oregano (a natural antibiotic!), chicken, and chicken broth. You’ll be feeling better in no time.

Chicken Rice Soup with Lemon

And best of all, you can make this chicken & rice soup with lemon in just 30 minutes!

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We’ve even supplied you with some add-ins to really burn off colds and flus. No wonder my significant other calls this “Magic Soup!”

This Chicken Rice Soup with Lemon is just 173 calories and will burn off colds fast!

Chicken Rice Soup with Lemon

This article will supply you with everything you’ll need to make a healthy lemon chicken soup recipe.

From a shopping list, to a printable recipe card. You’ll find a nutrition label, add-in ingredients to double the cold and flu battling ingredients and so much more in the sections below.

To make this lemon chicken rice soup easy, we’ve supplied you with the following sections.

Read through them for helpful resources, or skip ahead to the recipe card.

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Helpful Tip for Shopping: Take a screenshot of the shopping list to your phone. This way you have it at your fingertips the next time you go grocery shopping.

Recipe Card Uses: You can email yourself this recipe card so you can easily search for it (I have a folder in my email just for recipes!) Or print it so you have it handy, and can make notes. You can even pin this lemon chicken soup rice recipe to Pinterest so it is safely stored for you.

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Ingredients in Lemon Chicken Soup with Rice

This lemon chicken with rice soup is packed with good for you ingredients to burn off any cold or flu.

Lemons are known to deliver a burst of cold fighting vitamin C, while chicken and chicken broth help your body fight colds and illnesses.

And oregano is a natural antibiotic! When I’m really sick, I like add an additional teaspoon of oregano to the top of my soup (and a healthy dose of cayenne pepper). It really helps quicken recovery time.

Chicken Rice Soup with Lemon

Shopping List for Chicken Lemon Soup Recipes:

  • Rice
  • Olive oil spray
  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Yellow onion 
  • Carrots 
  • Celery
  • Zucchini
  • Garlic
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Bay leaf
  • Low sodium chicken stock
  • Fresh lemons 
  • Salt and pepper

Special Tip: You can find all the measurements in the recipe card below. There you can choose how many servings of this lemon chicken rice soup recipe you want to make. It will do all the measurement math for you! All of the ingredients for this healthy recipe for lemon rice soup can be doubled or tripled with the click of a button.

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How to Make Chicken and Rice Soup

This recipe for chicken lemon soup is easy and fast!

You can whip up a batch of healing lemon chicken soup in just 30 minutes… and if you’re fighting off a cold that’s so helpful!

Here are a few more ways to add cold busting ingredients to this lemon chicken rice soup recipe… plus how to store chicken rice soup recipes for later.

Special Tips:

  • If you store leftovers of this soup, the rice will absorb all the broth. Either keep them separate or add 1-2 cups of water to the soup when re-heating. 
  • If you’re making this soup to burn off a cold, try adding in the juice of 3 lemons (instead of 2), double the oregano, and add in 1-2 teaspoons of cayenne.
Chicken Rice Soup with Lemon

How to Make Lemon Chicken Rice Soup Recipes:

  1. In a medium sauce pot combine the rice and water. Bring to a simmer on medium heat, then cover and lower the heat.
  2. Cook until the water is absorbed. (About 10 minutes)
  3. Meanwhile, spray a large sauce pot with olive oil, and add the chicken, onion, carrots, and celery.
  4. Cook on medium heat until the onions start to soften and turn transparent. (About 10 minutes)
  5. Add in the garlic, oregano, rosemary, and thyme and cook for 2 minutes until the garlic is fragrant.
  6. Add in the bay leaf and the chicken stock and bring to a simmer.
  7. When the chicken is cooked through (about 10 minutes) remove it from the soup and place on a plate while the soup continues to cook.
  8. Use 2 forks to shred the chicken, and add back to the soup.
  9. Remove and discard the bay leaf, and remove the soup from the heat.
  10. Add in the lemon juice and the cooked rice and mix together. 
  11. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed. And serve hot.

Special Tip: You can find these directions, along with measurements, nutrition and more in the sharable recipe card in the next section!

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Healing Chicken Rice Soup with Lemon

This healthy recipe for lemon chicken rice soup is just 173 calories, and will burn off any cold or flu.

Best of all, you can make this chicken lemon soup recipe in just 30 minutes!

Keep Scrolling… There are more cold busting soups below in the “what to read next” section!

Chicken Rice Soup with Lemon

Lemon Chicken and Rice Soup

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This healing chicken rice soup with lemon is just 173 calories for 2 cups, and will help boost immunity and burn off any cold.
With the fresh lemon juice, chicken stock and breasts, and the cold busting oregano, you'll feel amazing after eating this hearty soup!
Special Tip: Use fresh herbs whenever possible, the flavor and health benefits are much better. You can purchase a "Poultry Blend" or "Roasting Blend" of herbs. They usually have all the herbs you'll need for this soup.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 173 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 cups water
  • Olive oil spray
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 3 carrots peeled and sliced
  • 3 celery stalks sliced
  • 1 zucchini quartered and sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chopped rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon chopped thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 8 cups low sodium chicken stock
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a medium sauce pot combine the rice and water. Bring to a simmer on medium heat, then cover and lower the heat.
  • Cook until the water is absorbed. (About 10 minutes)
  • Meanwhile, spray a large sauce pot with olive oil, and add the chicken, onion, carrots, and celery.
  • Cook on medium heat until the onions start to soften and turn transparent. (About 10 minutes)
  • Add in the garlic, oregano, rosemary, and thyme and cook for 2 minutes until the garlic is fragrant.
  • Add in the bay leaf and the chicken stock and bring to a simmer.
  • When the chicken is cooked through (about 10 minutes) remove it from the soup and place on a plate while the soup continues to cook.
  • Use 2 forks to shred the chicken, and add back to the soup.
  • Remove and discard the bay leaf, and remove soup from the heat.
  • Add in the lemon juice and the cooked rice and mix together.
  • Taste and add salt and pepper as needed. And serve hot.

Special Tips:

  • If you store leftovers of this soup, the rice will absorb all the broth. Either keep them separate or add 1-2 cups of water to the soup when re-heating.
  • If you're making this soup to burn off a cold, try adding in the juice of 3 lemons (instead of 2), double the oregano, and add in 1-2 teaspoons of cayenne.

Nutrition

Serving: 2cupsCalories: 173kcalCarbohydrates: 25.2gProtein: 11.8gFat: 2.3gSaturated Fat: 0.6gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 113mgPotassium: 279mgFiber: 1.8gSugar: 3gCalcium: 37mgIron: 2mg
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