Sensational Soups: Chicken Lemon

Sensational Soups: Chicken Lemon

Published on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 by Amanda Hernandez

A healthy and fresh choice to keep you cozy this time of year!

On a freezing January day, this Chicken Lemon Rice Soup is sure to warm you right up! Made healthy with brown rice and added vegetables like celery and carrots and lean chicken breast, this soup is a great choice after enjoying holiday eating. 

I always order Chicken Lemon Rice Soup whenever I see it on a menu. It is so delicious and this version is honestly even better. With a little more lemon flavor for those who love lemon, like I do, it is so tasty. Really, this meal is a complete meal on it's own but if you want to pair it with bread or a Greek salad, you certainly can do so. 

Making this soup is fairly easy but it does require a bit of patience. During the step where you add the broth to the egg mixture it is very important to do it slowly and so is the step where you add the egg mixture into the pot of soup. Take your time so the eggs do not scramble. This happened to me years ago and I got nervous to make the soup again. Don't worry, as long as you follow the directions, it will turn out awesome.

This soup may not be very GERD-friendly due to the lemon, however if lemon is not a trigger for you then give it a try! It is Low-FODMAP with the use of green onions instead of regular onions and garlic. Feel free to skip the black pepper if you cannot tolerate it but if you can tolerate onions and garlic, I recommend using those in this recipe for additional flavor. 

And remember to choose FODMAP-friendly broths when you are making your soups such as the ones mentioned in the Sensational Soups: Zuppa Toscana recipe. If you are like me and forget to grab the fresh dill at the grocery store and often have to make a second trip, try out one of these self-watering mason jar herb growing kits and have fresh dill to snip when you need it.

Cozy up with a delicious bowl of chicken lemon rice soup today! It really reheats well all week. 

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Chicken Lemon Rice Soup

Servings: 8


  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins




  • 2 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 1 lb. Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 3 large Carrots, Sliced
  • 1 cup Chopped Celery
  • ⅓ cup Diced Green Onions
  • 8 cups Low-Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1 ½ cups Quick Cook Brown Rice
  • 4 large Eggs
  • ½ cup Lemon Juice
  • ¼ cup Fresh Dill, Chopped


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large pot and sauté chicken breasts until they are cooked through. Remove chicken from the pot. Once cooled down, finely chop chicken and set to the side.
  2. Add the other tablespoon of olive oil to the pan and heat. Add in celery and carrots and cook for about 4 minutes until soft. Add in green onion and stir.
  3. Add chicken broth to the pot with the brown rice. Cook until the rice is al dente (just soft enough but not mushy). 
  4. Whisk together the eggs and lemon juice. With a ladle, scoop out 2 cups of the soup broth. While whisking the egg mixture, very slowly pour little bits of the broth into the eggs while combining. Take your time as this step is super important.
  5. Turn off the heat. While stirring the soup, very slowly pour the egg mixture into the soup. If it looks like the eggs are scrambling while you're pouring them in, pause and let the soup cool down for a few minutes before continuing.
  6. Add in the fresh dill. If you love lemon, serve with extra lemon slices.
  7. Stores well in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1

Serving Per Recipe: 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 272
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 16%
Saturated Fat 2.6g 13%
Trans Fat 0g
Sodium 683mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 19.5g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3.1g
Protein 24.5g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:


Add a dash of black pepper at the end if you can tolerate it to finish off the dish!