Red Lentil Chicken Soup

Red Lentil Chicken Soup

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Red Lentil Chicken Soup – A hearty and delicious soup loaded with lentils and chicken, spiced with turmeric, cumin and smoked paprika.

Red Lentil Chicken Soup

Red Lentil Chicken Soup

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 40 Minutes

Total Time: 45 Minutes


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 medium carrot chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 cup red lentils dry
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 4 cups chicken broth low sodium or no sodium added
  • 2 cups chicken breasts cooked and shredded
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1 tsp pepper or to taste


  • 1 tbsp parsley chopped
  • 3 green onions chopped


  1. Cook Mirepoix: Heat the olive oil in a Dutch Oven or a soup pot. Add the chopped onion, carrot and garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes until the onion is soft and translucent.
  2. Make Soup Base: Add the spices (turmeric, cumin, smoked paprika) and stir. Next, add the red lentils, tomato paste and stir in the chicken broth until the tomato paste dissolves.
  3. Add the Chicken: Add the shredded chicken, bring to a boil, then turn down the heat and simmer for about 25 to 30 minutes, or until the lentils are cooked through. You will have to stir occasionally.
  4. Finish and Serve: Taste for seasoning and adjust with salt and pepper as needed. Garnish with parsley and green onions. Serve.

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