Lemon chicken rice soup recipe

Chicken Lemon Rice Soup

A hearty and tasty soup that's loaded with chicken and vegetables. 

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 275 kcal


  • 1 lb Chicken Thighs
  • 1/3 Cup Uncooked brown rice rinsed and drained
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Sweet Onion diced
  • 2 Carrots diced
  • 2 Stalks Celery diced
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper diced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves chopped
  • 1 Tsp Thyme chopped
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 5 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 Lemon zest, and juice
  • 1 Handful Parsley chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to your taste


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and sear for about 2-3 minutes on each side.

  2. Add in the onions, carrot, bell pepper and celery and cook until tender, about 5-6 minutes.

  3. Add the garlic and thyme and cook until fragrant, about a minute. 

  4. Add the chicken broth, bay leaf, and brown rice, then bring to a boil. 

  5. Reduce the heat and simmer until rice is cooked through about 20-25 minutes. Remove chicken and shred it using 2 forks.

  6. Return the shredded chicken to the pan and stir in lemon juice, zest, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper to your taste and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Lemon Rice Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 275 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 806mg 34%
Potassium 572mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 5g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 83.9%
Vitamin C 65.8%
Calcium 5.1%
Iron 8.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.