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Chicken Lentil Soup
Chicken Lentil Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

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!

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken lentil soup, lentil soup with chicken
Servings: 4
Author: Gwynn Galvin
  1. Season chicken on both sides with basil, garlic powder, kosher salt and pepper.
  2. Heat oil in saucepot over medium-high heat then brown chicken on both sides and reserve.

  3. Add carrots, onion and celery and cook until tender-crisp, stirring occasionally, about 7 minutes.

  4. Return chicken pieces and add broth to saucepot and bring to a boil.

  5. Stir in lentils and cook until lentils are tender and chicken is cooked through, 12-15 minutes.

  6. Using a slotted spoon or tongs, remove chicken pieces. Shred chicken and discard bones.

  7. Stir in shredded chicken and fresh dill.

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Recipe Notes

Makes 6 cups.