Lentil Chicken Soup Recipe




Start off the New Year with this hearty rich lentil soup. 
I really love chicken soup, it's old fashioned comfort food that just makes you feel better. It's healthy too.  There are so many things you can add to it and make it a whole meal. Here is one soup I love the richness of by adding lentils. You can also add pasta or cooked rice and other beans if you prefer. Here's the basic soup recipe. 


Lentil Chicken Soup Recipe

1 package 12 oz of lentils sorted and then cooked to package instructions

2 boneless chicken breasts

1  28 ounce can diced tomatoes
1 chopped celery stalk
dried parsley, oregano and basil
2 teaspoons granulated garlic
3 cloves minced garlic
sliced carrots
salt and pepper to taste

5 quart saucepan
water
olive oil
grating cheese for garnishing

In the saucepan saute garlic in 3 tablespoons olive oil. Add around 3 quarts of water. Place the sliced carrots, celery chopped, tomatoes in the pot. Add the chicken breasts whole and simmer for around an hour. Skim off the top of anything that floats on the top from the chicken. Sprinkle herbs and spices evenly over the top of the water (around 2 teaspoons of each). Take the chicken out and dice it when cook and put back into the pot. Add the cooked lentils.
Salt and pepper to taste. Ladle into bowls and add grating cheese to the top.

2 comments:

Roz Corieri Paige said...

A delicious way to ring in the new year Italian style!
Buon Anno Claudia,
Baci,
Roz

Rosemary Wolbert said...

I love lentils but never thought of adding chicken. Great thought. I'll try this. Happy new year, Claudia.