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Chicken Lentil Soup

04 Oct

The only thing better than chicken noodle soup, is Chicken Lentil Soup. This has become my favorite soup. With a warm inviting aroma, this is the perfect soup for the start of fall.

  • 3 chicken thighs
  • 3 chicken drumsticks
  • 3 cups chopped celery and leaves
  • 4 cups chopped carrots
  • 5 garlic cloves chopped
  • 15 oz. can of diced tomatoes
  • 3 cups red lentils
  • Italian seasoning
  • Cayenne Pepper

Fill an 8 quart pot ¾ the way with water, bring to a boil. Add chicken, reduce to simmer. Leave for 2 to 3 hours or until chicken is falling off the bone.  Add salt and pepper and seasoning to taste. Remove chicken from pot, take chicken off the bone and return to pot. Add lentils. Boil for 20 minutes. Add carrots, celery, and diced tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Soup is ready to eat when the celery and carrots are cooked.

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3 Comments

Posted by on October 4, 2011 in Main Dish

 

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3 responses to “Chicken Lentil Soup

  1. Christa Pelc

    October 5, 2011 at 3:06 am

    Good for cold & flu season!! I hear all the time that chicken soup is so good for you when you get sick. And (of course) I am a big believer in the healing qualities of garlic 🙂 I should start a blog called “The Garlic Clove”. LOL.

     
  2. jacqueline

    October 20, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Chicken noodle is my #1 favorite soup. I can’t wait to try your version with lentils.
    And ps – love that you chose dark meat (more flavor!)

     
    • theflourbag

      October 21, 2011 at 5:11 am

      thank you! Lentils are amazing and SO good for you! Good luck!

       

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