Slow Cooker Italian Chicken-Lentil Soup

This easy Italian chicken-lentil soup recipe is made in the crock-pot! So good!

This soup is delicious on a cold and rainy day and is so easy to prepare! If you don’t have chicken already cooked, you can add raw chicken breast instead. Just remember to pull the chicken out near the end of the cooking time to shred it and return it to the pot. You can also use fresh vegetables instead of frozen.

You do not have to sprout the lentils, though I highly recommend it! It will make them easier to digest!

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken-Lentil Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sprouted lentils*
  • 1 cup cooked and shredded chicken
  • ½ yellow onion, diced
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Shredded Parmesan Cheese, if desired

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients (except cheese) to your slow cooker and cook on low for 5 hours.
  2. Serve with parmesan cheese.

Notes

*Sprouted Lentils – To sprout lentils, rinse, sort, and soak in a bowl overnight. In the morning, drain and rinse the lentils, and place the colander in a bowl or on a plate and cover with a light towel. Shake the colander occasionally throughout the day to mix up the lentils. In the evening, rinse the lentils again and return to the counter. Repeat the next day. By the end of the second day, you should see sprouts! The lentils can be stored in jar in the refrigerator for a few weeks.

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Enjoy!

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