Smoky Chicken Lentil Soup

A hearty and delicious soup loaded with lentils and chicken, spiced with cumin, and smoked paprika. This delicious smoky taste will warm you up.

Ingredients

Ingredients
Servings:
tbsp
Olive Oil
g
Boneless Chicken Breast
Yellow Onion
Garlic Clove
tsp
Sweet Smoked Paprika Powder
tsp
Ground Cumin
tsp
Kosher Salt
tsp
Cayenne Pepper
g
Brown Lentils
g
Chickpeas
ml
Chicken Broth
tbsp
Lemon Juice
g
Kale
ml
Coconut Milk
g
Mushrooms
Sprigs of Fresh Thyme
tbsp
Pomegranate Seeds

Instructions

Preparing In The Kitchen
  1. Rinse the chicken breasts under cold water, pat dry and cut into 2×2 cm cubes and set aside. Peel and finely chop the onion and garlic cloves. Wash the mushrooms, pat dry and quarter them. Rinse the lentils and chickpeas under cold water and drain them on a sieve. Wash the thyme and shake dry.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium high heat and cook the onion for about 5-8 minutes, until soft and translucent. Add the chicken, garlic, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper and cook another 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in the lentils, mushrooms, and chickpeas, stir well and cook for additional 2-3 minutes.
  4. Fill up with broth and lemon juice. Add the thyme and cover with a lid. Simmer over medium heat for about 20 minutes until the lentils are cooked through.
  5. In the meantime, wash the kale, shake dry, tear the leaves from the stem into bite-sized pieces. Remove the pomegranate seeds out of the shell.
  6. Remove about 2 tablespoons of chickpeas from the soup and puree it in a blender, then stir them back into the soup along with the kale and coconut milk. Cook until the kale is wilted, about 3-5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Serve the soup with pomegranate seeds.

Preparing In The Kitchen
  1. Rinse the chicken breasts under cold water, pat dry and cut into 2×2 cm cubes and set aside. Peel and finely chop the onion and garlic cloves. Wash the mushrooms, pat dry and quarter them. Rinse the lentils and chickpeas under cold water and drain them on a sieve. Wash the thyme and shake dry.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium high heat and cook the onion for about 5-8 minutes, until soft and translucent. Add the chicken, garlic, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper and cook another 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in the lentils, mushrooms, and chickpeas, stir well and cook for additional 2-3 minutes.
  4. Fill up with broth and lemon juice. Add the thyme and cover with a lid. Simmer over medium heat for about 20 minutes until the lentils are cooked through.
  5. In the meantime, wash the kale, shake dry, tear the leaves from the stem into bite-sized pieces. Remove the pomegranate seeds out of the shell.
  6. Remove about 2 tablespoons of chickpeas from the soup and puree it in a blender, then stir them back into the soup along with the kale and coconut milk. Cook until the kale is wilted, about 3-5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Serve the soup with pomegranate seeds.

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