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Lemon Chicken Rice Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
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Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 124kcal
Author: Holly
Lemon Chicken Soup with cauliflower rice is a comforting, hearty, and easy-to-make recipe.


  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 chicken breast boneless skinless trimmed of fat
  • ½ medium onion diced
  • 1 medium carrot peeled & diced
  • 1 large celery stalk diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley minced
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup cauliflower rice or instant rice
  • ½ lemon juiced


  • In a large pot melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, and celery and cook for 3-4 minutes until tender.
  • Stir in garlic, parsley, and thyme and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add 1 cup of water, chicken broth, rosemary sprig, and chicken to the pot. Stir and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Once boiling reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Discard rosemary sprig and remove chicken from the pot. Shred chicken and return to the pot adding in the cauliflower rice or instant rice if using and salt and pepper.
  • Cook for 2 more minutes and stir in the lemon juice.


*Nutrition calculated using cauliflower rice.


Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 666mg | Potassium: 521mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2668IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg