November 6, 2012

Chicken Lemon Rice Soup

 I absolutely LOVE chicken lemon rice soup! If I had to pick a favorite soup it's either potato or chicken lemon rice. However, I don't really love making it. It's a long process that involves lots of dirty dishes, but it's worth it. This time I decided to make a double batch and freeze some for later. (I'm always thinking ahead!) The recipe I'm posting is just for one batch , but I just doubled everything.

6 cups chicken broth
1 chicken flavored bouillon cube or 1 tsp instant chicken bouillon
1/3 cup uncooked white rice
1/3 cup chopped celery
1 cup cubed cooked chicken 
2 tbsp flour
3 tbsp lemon juice
1/3 cup diced carrots
1/4 cup finely chopped onions (I don't use these in mine)
2 tbsp butter
3 eggs
salt & pepper to taste

Makes 7 (1 cup) servings.

In large pot, combine chicken broth, bouillon, rice, carrots, celery and onion. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer 20 minutes or until rice and vegetables are tender. Stir in chicken. Remove from heat.

In small saucepan, melt butter. Slowly stir in flour. Cook for one minute, stirring constantly until smooth and bubbly. 

Gradually stir in 2 cups of previously made broth mixture. Cook until slightly thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

 In small bowl beat eggs until frothy. Gradually beat in lemon juice and 2 cups of the thickened broth mixture. 

Slowly add egg mixture to broth mix in the large pot, stirring constantly. (Add this very slowly and make sure your heat is on very low and keep stirring. If you add it too quickly and your heat is too high it will cook your eggs, and you'll end up with scrambled eggs in your soup)

Heat gently until soup thickens enough to coat a spoon, stirring frequently. Do not boil.

Salt and pepper to taste. 

Mike and I love this soup. Marley didn't care for it, but she's a weird kid! 


  1. Thanks for linking up at Sweet and Savoury Sunday, I'm the new co-host and would love for you to link up this weekend. Your soup sounds delicious!

  2. It is a very cold day here today and this would be a delicious soup to enjoy! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  3. I'm with Miz Helen we are cold right now… could use your tasty soup. Thanks for bringing it by foodie friday.