Chicken Lentil Soup

Total Time
3hrs 45mins
2 hrs 15 mins
1 hr 30 mins

First Prize Heart's Delight Recipe Contest- Junior Division. From "Cooking a la Heart"- Delicious Heart Healthy Recipes from the Mankato Heart Health Program, 1988.

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  1. The night before serving, bring skinned, defatted chicken, lentils and split peas to a boil in water.
  2. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 2 hours.
  3. Remove chicken; bone, dice, and refrigerate.
  4. The next day, remove and discard any congealed fat.
  5. Add celery, carrots, onion, parsley, thyme, pepper, turmeric, sage and poultry seasoning.
  6. Simmer 1 1/4 hours.
  7. Just before serving, add diced chicken and heat thoroughly.