Lentil Soup with Chicken

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  • Yield: A substantial pot of soup
  • Serving: 4-6 people
  • Prep time: 15 m
  • Cook time: 35 m
  • Ready in: 60 m
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Indulge in the comforting flavors of Turkish cuisine with our Lentil Soup with Chicken, a hearty and wholesome lentil soup enriched with tender chicken. This dish is a staple in Turkish households, celebrated for its nourishing properties and depth of flavor. Perfect for chilly evenings or as a nutritious meal any time of the year, this soup combines red lentils’ earthiness with the savory goodness of chicken, creating a harmonious blend that’s both satisfying and delicious. Whether you’re a fan of Turkish food or looking to expand your culinary horizons, Lentil Soup with Chicken is a delightful and easy-to-make choice that will warm your heart and stomach.


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Nutritional Values

1800 kcal
150 g
70 g
150 g
30 g
10 g


  • Instructions

    1-Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions, carrot, and celery, and sauté until the vegetables are softened.

  • 2-Stir in the minced garlic and cook for another minute until fragrant.

  • 3-Add the chicken pieces to the pot and cook until they are no longer pink on the outside.

  • 4-Stir in the red lentils, chicken broth, cumin, and paprika. Season with salt and pepper.

  • 5-Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until the lentils are fully cooked and the chicken is tender.

  • 6-Use an immersion blender to partially blend the soup for a creamier texture, if desired.

  • 7-Adjust the seasoning as needed and serve hot.

  • 8-Garnish each bowl with a squeeze of lemon and a sprinkle of fresh parsley.

  • Conclusion

    Our Lentil Soup with Chicken is not just a soup; it's a bowl of comfort and nourishment. It's an excellent choice for those seeking a filling and flavorful meal that combines the best of Turkish culinary traditions. The simplicity of ingredients and ease of preparation make this dish a must-try for home cooks looking for something new and satisfying. Enjoy this heartwarming soup with family and friends, and savor the rich, comforting flavors of Turkey.

Smart Tips

  • Lentil Preparation: Ensure that the lentils are thoroughly rinsed and drained before cooking to remove any impurities.

  • Chicken Choices: You can use chicken thighs instead of breasts for more flavor.

  • Texture Variation: Blend the soup according to your preference; fully blend for a smooth soup or leave it chunky for more texture.

  • Lemon Zest: Adding lemon zest along with the juice can enhance the citrusy flavor.

  • Herb Options: Dill or mint can be used as alternatives to parsley for a different herbal note.

  • Serving Suggestion: This soup pairs well with crusty bread or a light salad.

  • Storage Tip: Leftover soup can be stored in the refrigerator and tastes even better the next day as the flavors meld.

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