Chicken and Lentil Soup

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

A chunky soup that makes a delicious high protein lunchtime dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan.
  2. Add the carrot, onion, leek, celery and mushrooms; cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until softened.
  3. Stir in the wine and chicken broth.
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Add the thyme and bay leaf; reduce heat, cover and simmer 30 minutes.
  6. Add the lentils and continue cooking, covered, for another 30 to 40 minutes, or until the lentils are just tender, stirring the soup from time to time.
  7. Stir in the diced chicken and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  8. Cook until just heated through.
  9. Ladle the soup into bowls and serve hot, garnished with freshly chopped thyme.


Most Helpful

This was very tasty I did add a Tsp of freshly grated ginger to it.

Norahs Girl September 21, 2001

Very easy, very good! I omitted the butter and threw the whole thing in the crockpot to cook all day. It's much like a "traditional" chicken soup recipe, but the lentils add extra nutrition and hardiness. Thank you!

Vino Girl September 05, 2006

Oh, no. Interesting, but this isn't how Germans would do it. You need sliced frankfurter, or sausage, and carrot.

John Skrable September 23, 2001

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