Heat broth, reserving 1/4 cup, in 3-to4-quart saucepan over medium heat until it comes to a simmer.
Meanwhile, zest lemon peel; set aside. Juice lemons; set aside.
In a food processor or blender, combine 1 1/2 cups cooked rice, heavy cream and remaining 1/4 cup broth; process until smooth. Add rice mixture, remaining cooked rice, lemon juice and chicken strips to broth. Simmer 5 to 8 minutes, or until heated through. Add chopped chives; cook 1 minute. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with lemon peel and chives, if desired.