Lemon Chicken Quinoa Vegetable Soup

Sharing a favorite chicken vegetable soup today! My Lemon Chicken Quinoa Vegetable Soup is sure to warm you right up! Packed with chunks of chicken and lots of vegetables.

Lemon Chicken Quinoa Vegetable Soup

Chicken Vegetable Soup

There’s nothing like a big pot of chicken vegetable soup!  This is such a hearty healthy homemade soup recipe you are going to love! To simplify, I used the chunk canned chicken from Costco and some leftover quinoa I had in the refrigerator. A rotisserie chicken would be great for this soup too. It took no time at all to prepare. Hearty and comforting, hope you enjoy this healthy new soup recipe!

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Vegetable Soup

Lemon Chicken Quinoa Vegetable Soup

Start with lots of beautiful carrots, celery and onion. Cook and stir until softened, about 10 minutes.

Lemon Chicken Quinoa Vegetable Soup

Add your chicken. I also threw in some edamame that I had in the refrigerator. If you’ve got a Trader Joe’s near you, you can buy a bag of edamame like this already removed from the pod. LOVE them! I always have a bag in my freezer.

Quinoa Soup

Lemon Chicken Quinoa Vegetable Soup

Add your quinoa up next.

Lemon Chicken Quinoa Vegetable Soup

Pour in your chicken broth, season and enjoy!! See recipe below for remaining details.

Lemon Chicken Quinoa Vegetable Soup


  1. Use a rotisserie chicken or chunk chicken to speed up your prep time making soup.  I like to stock up on rotisserie chicken, de-bone it and keep it in a ziplock refrigerated during the week.  It’s great for soups and lots of other quick fix dinner ideas.
  2. Pre-chop your vegetables if possible, another huge time saver.
  3. Cook your quinoa the day before for even more time saving the day of cooking.
  4. Serve with a nice side salad and crusty bread for dipping.
  5. Store leftover soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.
Lemon Chicken Quinoa Vegetable Soup

Lemon Chicken Quinoa Vegetable Soup

This hearty soup is sure to warm you right up, and it's packed with chunks of chicken and vegetables.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 193kcal
Author: Jenny
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  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup finely chopped white onion
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic
  • 1 cup edemame removed from pod
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 32 ounces reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Lawry’s Garlic Salt
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce I used Cholula
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika


  • Place oil into a large Dutch Oven over medium heat. Add carrots, onion and celery. Cook and stir until softened, about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in garlic, cooking for 1 minute.
  • Add edamame, chicken quinoa, chicken broth, lemon juice, mustard, salt, pepper, garlic salt, hot sauce and smoked paprika, stirring to combine. Let simmer for 15 minutes, until hot.
  • Season with pinches of more salt and pepper according to taste. Serve hot.


Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 388mg | Potassium: 401mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2947IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg
Keywords: chicken vegetable soup, lemon chicken soup, quinoa soup

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15 Responses
  1. Alice

    I have a question. I’ve never used quinoa before. Should I use only pre-cooked quinoa in the soup? If not, does quinoa only take 15 to 20 minutes to cook up?



  2. Leah

    I just made this soup okay…..and it was really, really delicious!!!!!!!! Loved the flavours of the mustard and hot sauce. i also added some herb de provence to the chicken before cooking it. thanks for the recipe!

  3. Aggie

    Ha!! I’m with you on soup in “chilly” weather 🙂 This soup looks awesome Jenny – so healthy!! Love that you added edamame. I’ve been buying it like crazy lately and adding it to everything. It’s Micah’s new favorite finger food!

  4. Tom @ Raise Your Garden

    I’m a super picky eater, but I would totally eat this. It’s about 1 degrees here in Buffalo, Ny and we just got hit with a ton more snow (please…..no Buffalo jokes). I like the lemon and am now eating quinoia thanks to my wife!

  5. Sommer @ASpicyPerspective

    Mmmm, loving all these delicious ingredients for this hearty soup recipe! Awesome recipe for winter days here in NC!

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