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Lazy Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken Rice Soup

This delicious crockpot lemon chicken and rice soup is a full meal-in-a-bowl. Tender chicken and veggies in a heartly, rice based stew with a light lemony kick.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
shred chicken30 mins
Total Time8 hrs 45 mins
Course: Brunch, dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Greek inspired
Keyword: chicken and rice meal, crockpot lemon chicken and rice soup, lemon chicken and rice soup, slow cooker lemon chicken and rice soup
Servings: 4
Calories: 407kcal
Author: The Lazy slow cooker


  • 6 quart slow cooker or larger
  • Spoon
  • measuring spoons or cups


  • 2 lg chicken breasts
  • 1 12oz package frozen mirepoix (cut carrots, celery and onion) If you prefer to cut fresh: 2 carrots, 2 celery stalks, ½ onion
  • ½ cup additional chopped onion (frozen or fresh)
  • tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp dried sage
  • ½ tsp dried ground rosemary
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup brown long grain rice
  • lemons, juiced


  • Place chicken breasts and vegetables in slow cooker vessel
  • add rosemary, thyme, sage, garlic, pepper and bay leaves
  • add rice
    Chicken, rice and frozen diced veggies in a crockpot
  • pour in chicken stock
  • cook 6-8 hours on low
  • Half an hour prior to serving, remove chicken breasts, shred with two forks and return to pot.
  • add lemon juice, stir and allow to cook for another half an hour.


Note:  The rice will be a bit mushy, but delicious!  If you prefer it more grain like, add the rice 2.5 - 3  hours prior to serving.