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Chicken Lentil Soup – with carrots, celery and thyme.

Chicken Lentil Soup. With carrots, celery & thyme. A simple, easy to prepare but nutritious soup that’d perfect to make after a roast chicken or turkey dinner.

Leftover Chicken Lentil Soup

Leftover Chicken Lentil Soup

This leftover chicken lentil soup covers a couple of necessities in and early January meal plan. First, if you’ve made homemade chicken or turkey stock and have leftover chicken or turkey, this can be a terrific use of both in a tasty, winter comfort food soup.

Secondly, with the Holiday season winding dow, the days of indulgence wane into more sensible, healthier eating patterns. Chock full of sweet carrots and using incredibly nutritious lentils, this soup really fits that bill too.

This soup is great to freeze in individual containers for packed lunches at the office as well.

Leftover Chicken Lentil Soup

Leftover Chicken Lentil Soup

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Leftover Chicken Lentil Soup
Yield: 8 or more servings

Leftover Chicken Lentil Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Leftover Chicken Lentil Soup - with carrots, celery & thyme. - A simple, easy to prepare but nutritious soup that'd perfect o make after a roast chicken or turkey dinner.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 3 leaves bay
  • 8 cups low sodium or salt free chicken stock
  • 1 cup of yellow lentils
  • 1 1/2 cups diced carrots
  • 1 1/2 cups diced celery
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 3 cups leftover shredded chicken breast (or turkey breast)

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven or large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook for just a few minutes until the onions soften but do not brown.
  2. Add all of the remaining ingredients at once, EXCEPT the chicken and simmer for about 30 minutes until the lentils have cooked and broken down and the carrots are fully cooked.
  3. Add the chicken to the pot in the last five minutes or so of cooking time to thoroughly reheat it before serving.

Notes

You can vary the thickness of this soup by controlling the amount of stock you use. The soup pictured used only 6 cups of stock to give it a creamier, more pea soup like consistency. Use more stock and cook for a shorter time for a more broth based soup.

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

g

Amount Per Serving Calories 252Saturated Fat 1gCholesterol 40mgSodium 251mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 8gSugar 2gProtein 23g

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Monica

Friday 3rd of January 2020

Are split peas the same as yellow lentils?

Robin

Tuesday 3rd of January 2017

Are different colour lentils interchangeable? I have green, a brownish colour, yellow and orange ones but would need to mix them to get the quantity needed. I've never cooked with lentils before, I am looking forward to this!

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