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Chicken Lentil and Vegetable Soup

Chicken Lentil and Vegetable Soup

What an amazing soup this is, not only nutritious, but full of vitamins and high in fibre and protein which is very good for you. Lentils cook much more quickly than dried beans and do not have to be soaked before cooking, I do soak them sometimes if I am in a hurry to get the meal cooked quickly. I was always told to soak any pulses, I find this method makes it creamier. Lentils are used a lot in India and the Middle East, you can buy them in tins or dried. I always look out for little stones that are  sometimes present, so watch out for them in case this happens.

Lentils come in a few colours but my favourite are these brown ones as they have a nice flavour to them and it is easy to invent any dish with them. They are also very affordable.  I noticed that they use  lentils a lot in restaurants, but they use those little ones black ones, to me they have no flavour compared to these. I also love them curried. Do try them, you will be very impressed. This is a winter dish as it is very filling, I call this comfort food and. I love making it.

let’s cook:

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Chicken Lentil and Vegetable Soup
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Course Soup
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
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Course Soup
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
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Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. In a bowl add the lentils with the warm water and let it soak for 5/10 mins.
  2. In the meantime In a deep casserole dish on a hight heat, add the oil then fry the onions until golden then add the chicken and fry until it starts to brown.
  3. Add all the spices and the vegetables, mix well then add the soaked lentils. Then add the stock, bring to the boil and simmer on a low heat until the chicken is cooked and the sauce becomes creamy. (picture is a little fuzzy, sorry)
  4. Add the tomato purée, keep stirring from time to time to prevent the lentils sticking to the bottom and cook for 2 mins then turn off the heat.
  5. This is what the lentils look like when it's dry.
Recipe Notes

This soup will taste even better when you cook chicken pieces with bone in.

You can also add lentils without soaking them in water.

This recipe, like a curry, it taste even better when re-heated the next day.

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