Lemon Chicken Rice Soup in Pressure Cooker

Welcome rain with a 20 minute,made-from-scratch, gluten free, one pot Chicken Rice Soup Dinner!

Lemon Chicken Rice Soup in Pressure Cooker
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Lemon Chicken Rice Soup, a healthy made from scratch chicken and rice soup with lots of fresh herbs, lemon and carrot noodles. Friends, this gluten free soup will fly from kitchen to dinner table because it is all done in pressure cooker in just 20 minutes!

Will you believe it's raining, in our part of world, past two days?! Gosh, it feel so good and such a relief from heat... it feels like winter here (for a change) which calls for a soup, for sure! 

So I thought why not share a simple and healthy soup, made with all fresh ingredient that is my favorite to serve in rainy season.

This is not just a simple chicken soup.... it actually is great way to stay healthy in rapid changing weather and pollen allergies of early Spring. So if you are craving a Chicken Soup or need a healing bowl of bone-warming nutrient rich broth.. this chicken soup serve both purpose very effectively.

I love love one pot soups which are filling, healthy and above all can be served at moment's notice and need less cleanup....  A pressure cooker soup is always my first choice in such situations. Especially a soup with all fresh ingredients is amazingly fast and easy in pressure cooker. 

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Easy to cook, filling with rice, protein of fresh chicken(no stock or canned food needed), has healthy touch of veggies and flavor of fresh herbs! Plus prepared in just 20 minutes, in one pot of pressure cooker this chicken soup really fly from kit to dinner table.

Also naturally gluten free and without preservatives if you please. :)

Chicken And rice are two ingredients which have long history of being served together. In one pot of pressure cooker, not only these make a delicious flavor combo but also make cleaning super easy. Even rice and veggies go in same pot.... starch of rice also helps in thickening the soup a bit... giving some depth and lite thickness. 

Lemon Chicken and Rice all in a soup call it a healthy meal or a made from scratch time saver one pot dinner | chefdehome.com

Other simple yet flavor-boosting ingredient of this chicken and rice soup is fresh lemon juice.

Trust me, just 2 tbsp of this mighty fresh ingredient adds ton of flavor, zing, and healthy touch of vitamin C to chicken soup.

Actually, lemon-chicken or lemon-rice are few of the most loved flavors on earth.. almost like lemon, chicken and rice are made for each other. I know seriously!!! even on my blog, there are various recipes that pair lemon with rice or chicken together..... always a mouthwatering combination. 

PS: That just be me... or we all are crazy for these flavors! :)

If you are lemon (including cousin lime) fan, let me list for you a bunch of my favorite recipes:

1. Lemon Chicken in Pressure Cooker

2. Slow Cooker Mojo Chicken

3. Honey Lemon Chicken

4. Lemon Rice

5. One Pot Curry Chicken and Rice (Indian style)

6. Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup (New Recipe!!)

Made from scratch Lemony Chicken and Rice Soup | chefdehome.com

I hope you having great week?! See you soon with new delicious treat from my kitchen.



Lemon Chicken Rice Soup in Pressure Cooker

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Lemon Chicken Rice Soup in Pressure Cooker
Total Time: Prep Time: Cook Time: Cuisine: Italian () Difficulty: Easy
Yields: 4 Servings - Serves: 4
(No. of servings depends on serving size.)


Chicken Soup
Smart Swap: Replace chicken with turkey or all white meat chicken.


  • 1. Heat oil in pressure cooker pan. Add garlic and let it perfume oil for 30 seconds. Don't let it burn. Then add, chopped leek (or yellow onion), celery, and thyme (if using). Saute for 3 minutes or until onions are soft.
  • 2. Add chicken, rinsed rice, (thaw chicken before adding if using frozen chicken), 1/2 tsp salt, and water. Tight close the lid of pressure cooker and turn heat on high. After first whistle, reduce heat to medium and let cook in pressure for 6-8 minutes (about 4-5 whistles on low-medium heat). Once done, switch off the heat and leave cooker for 5-10 minutes to release pressure. I often hold the whistle of pressure cooked with a long-handle spatula to release steam (keeping my face and arm away to avoid chicken steam :)) But this process will vary depending upon type of pressure cooker you using. For any model, leaving cooker for few minutes after cooking auto release the pressure slowly.
  • 3. Once pressure has released, open the lid. Remove and discard thyme sprigs and greens of leek (if you prefer). Remove cooked chicken with tongs and transfer to cutting board. Return cooker on heat (without lid), add carrot noodles, green peas to the cooking soup. On high heat cook for 2 minutes, or until carrots are crisp tender. Meantime, chop or shred chicken pieces and set aside.
  • 4. Add Chicken, Garnish and Serve Add chopped cooked chicken (discard bones if any), fresh chopped parsley, lemon juice, black pepper, then taste and adjust for salt, lemon, and black pepper. Ladle into cups and serve hot. enjoy!

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11 Responses

  1. Ummm is this a noodle soup? I thought it was chicken and rice... i'm sorry how much noodles does the recipe call for because it’s not one of the ingredients on the list... but they’re mentioned in step 3. Thank you!
    Hi Geni, this is a Chicken and Rice soup. Noodles are just spiralized carrots. You can replace with thin sliced or julienne carrots instead. I hope it helps.
  2. Can this be cooked in skillet?
    It can be but this is purely pressure cooker recipe. Cook time and liquid will vary for skillet recipe.
  3. Do you have nutritional information? This is my first visit to your blog, and this sounds delicious, but I am watching my weight at the moment and like to have that info to help plan. Thank you!
    Hi Emily, I don't have nutrition info. at the moment but I'll definitely update it soon. Thanks for your feedback.
  4. I used frozen boneless chicken thighs, half broth and half water, added an extra half cup of liquid, added beech mushrooms, and juiced 4 lemons into it. Amazingly delicious! Thanks for the inspiration!
  5. Hi, would love to try. Can I use boneless breast instead?
    Hi Rachel, boneless breast should be fine too. I often use bone-in because it stays more moist. That being said, in pressure cooker, even boneless breast works fine. I hope it helps.
  6. Can I adjust the directions for frozen chicken ? One of the reasons I got the instant pot was because I never have the opportunity to defrost the meant in my freezer. Thanks!
    hello there, 12 minute in instant pot, under pressure, is enough to cook even frozen chicken provided it is not very large pieces. If so, I would add 1/2 cup more water/stock and cook for 2 more minute. I hope it helps.