Chicken Lentil Soup is an easy recipe for a weeknight dinner. Made with chicken thighs and filled with fresh vegetables and lentils, your family will love this updated version of the classic comfort food, homemade chicken soup!
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The seasons are a changing and there’s a cold front moving in. It’s time for homemade soup! Chicken Lentil Soup is so easy to make you can even whip it up quickly after work. Serve it with a salad and some crusty bread and you’ll be all set! It doesn’t get much easier than that! Not a fan of lentils? Make it with mini pasta, egg noodles or even rice in place of the lentils! Time to warm up with a bowl of Chicken Lentil Soup, your new favorite homemade chicken soup from scratch!
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Chicken Lentil Soup is an easy weeknight recipe, made with chicken thighs and bursting with vegetables and lentils, that will warm you up! Not a fan of lentils? Just substitute mini pasta, egg noodles or rice! Add a salad and you're all set!
- 2 skinless bone-in chicken thighs (12 ounces)
- 1/2 tsp. dried basil
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 1 Tbs. olive oil
- 2 carrots peeled and chopped, 1 cup
- 1 onion chopped, 1 cup
- 1 celery stalk chopped, 1/2 cup
- 5 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 cup red lentils
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
Season chicken on both sides with basil, garlic powder, kosher salt and pepper.
Heat oil in saucepot over medium-high heat then brown chicken on both sides.
Stir in carrots, onion and celery and cook until just tender, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes.
Add broth and bring to a boil.
Stir in lentils and cook until lentils are tender, 10-12 minutes.
Using a slotted spoon or tongs, remove chicken pieces. Shred chicken and discard bones.
Stir in shredded chicken and dill.
Makes 6 cups.