Greek Lemon Chicken Soup

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

This lemony, chicken rice soup traditionally uses eggs to thicken the broth, but to lighten it up, this version uses cream of chicken soup. Remember to use the fat-free and low-sodium variety of soup to keep it healthier. From Pampered Chef 'Good for You' Cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat a 4 quart stockpot over medium heat.
  2. Lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Add carrots, onion and garlic, cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in chicken, lemon zest, lemon juice, soup, broth and black pepper; bring to a boil.
  5. Stir in rice and reduce heat.
  6. Cover and simmer over low heat 15-20 minutes or until rice is tender.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in parsley just before serving.
Most Helpful

My family lives it! Perfect for a nice easy meal and great for a cold day. I use orzo instead of rice.

k9mpmak January 16, 2012

Very tasty. Quick and easy! I decided to make it a little more complicated on myself, and added a couple of finely chopped celery sticks when I was sauteeing the onion and carrots. Well, actually, I sauteed the onion for 4-5 min first, then added the carrots for 4-5 min, then the celery for 3 min, then the garlic for 2 min. I like to sautee little longer than most recipes ask for, I find it really melds the flavors of the base nicely. Then I added the rest of the ingredients, and let it simmer on the lowest heat for about an hour. Again, I had the time, and wanted to let the flavors gel, since usually soup/chili/stew tastes better the next day anyway I wanted to give it some time. In any case, the results were a hit with my entire extended family. Thanks for sharing, it made a great family dinner!

Mama Montasaki October 11, 2012