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Lemon Chicken Soup Recipe

Lemon Chicken Soup Recipe

"For years, I made Greek chicken soup from scratch," remarks Joan Fotopoulos of Turah, Montana. "My daughter created this super-simple version that she and her family can enjoy when time's short. Lemon juice gives it a bright, fresh flavor."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:4-5 servings


  • 1 can (11-1/2 ounces) condensed chicken with rice soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 2-1/4 cups water
  • 1 cup diced cooked chicken, optional
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Pepper to taste
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional


  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine soups and water; cook until heated through. Add the chicken if desired. Stir in lemon juice and pepper. Garnish with parsley if desired. Yield: 4-5 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 91 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 949mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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tammypowe User ID: 3164261 245042
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2016

"This soup is awesome! I add a cup of uncooked Minute Rice and use a can of cooked chicken as a quick and easy fix. My family loves this recipe! I have been making it for 15 years! This is my daughter's favorite soup! She is 26 and still requests it if she is feeling the least bit under the weather and it always perks her up! :-)"

CHEFOFTHEFUTURE User ID: 8203061 241550
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2016


When I found this recipe I thought was all fresh ingredients. I was happy to try, however, when I saw can soup, was a Not For Me Recipe....Opening a can of cream of whatever soup is not healthy home made. Anyone can do that...Give me a break. I would go back to making your Greek soup from scratch Joan....Post the recipe, sounds good, I would definitely try it."

grjen User ID: 2792354 51925
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2012

"Very good but I recommend doubling because it disappears first. I use 1 cup of cooked rice and 1 can chicken broth instead of the water and chicken and rice soup. Otherwise, I make as listed and it is delicious!"

pinkiepie User ID: 5517629 202936
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2012

"It was kind of bland I added chicken seasoning. I also added extra rice it really needed it. Every one in my family liked it after I fixed it up."

Qtpi3480 User ID: 6328988 202935
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2012

"This was a quick and easy soup. I added a lot more than the required amount of lemon juice and thickened it. After I did this, the flavor was great! I will make this modified version again, but I will add more rice next time."

grjen User ID: 2792354 69785
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2011

"I made this again with a few modifications. I didn't use the chicken with rice soup. I added chicken broth instead of water. I added a 1/2 cup of instant rice after the rest of the ingredients came to a boil. The rice was cooked and the soup was thick after about 8 minutes."

grjen User ID: 2792354 24937
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2011

"Based on other comments, I only used one cup of water so that it was thicker. I added lemon juice until it was the flavor was good--about 1 1/2 tablespoons. I thought this soup was simple and delicious! I will definitely make again but might use chicken broth and cooked white rice instead of the condensed soup."

devilgrrl User ID: 5356323 31721
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2010

"Very good. I did not add so much water though."

tsummer99 User ID: 4495427 202934
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2009

"I don't understand what ckuncio was trying to communicate and not sure if the rating was appropriate for the recipe and even if it was made and tried. I made this today for the family. I thought it was a bit thin so I added another half a can of cream of chicken and put in 3 tablespoons of lemon juice instead of the 1-2. The family loved it!"

ckuncio User ID: 3687547 70125
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2009

"Print function does not work

I don't like when you have 4 -5 servinds or 4-6; 6-8
If you use the larger servings does that mean it
is a half cup or what Soups oout of cans contain toomhy sodium and in this recipe
you not to diluted"

hollyhobbym User ID: 1285712 85065
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2009

"i add a little lime to our soup"

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