Chicken & Lentil Soup

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This soup is delicious and I love it  served with a slice of my freshly baked brown bread or protein oat bread.  Or if I am on a low carb day it is still very satisfying on its own without the bread as the lentils are a great way to fill you up.   It is full of goodness and tastes delicious.  It can be left to cook away in a slow cooker if you have one, as this really releases all the flavours.  Like with all soups it is great to always have some in the freezer for emergencies!!

Ingredients

4 large chicken fillets ( For this soup I leave the fillets whole and then shred them when cooked)

1 shallot, chopped

2 celery stalks, chopped

2 garlic gloves, chopped

1 large onion, chopped

3 carrots, chopped

100g lentils, I used the red split lentils from Lidl.

600ml chicken stock

2 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp turmeric

1 tsp coconut oil

Method

Heat coconut oil in a large pot and fry off the shallots and garlic.  Add in the chicken fillets and the spices.  Fry off for a minute or so, ensuring the chicken is coated well with the spices.  (If using a slow cooker, transfer your ingredients now.)

Add in the chicken stock , veg and lentils, bring to boil then leave to simmer for 2 hours.

When the soup is ready, shred the chicken.

Nutritional Information

This soup will serve 4 , each serving is equal to 305 calories, carbs 24g, fat 5g, protein 42g.

 

Enjoy xx

Jen.

 

 

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