Vegetable, Chicken and Lentil Soup
- 120g raw chicken breast diced
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 large onion roughly chopped
- 3 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
- 2 celery stalks washed and chopped
- 1 large leek washed and chopped
- ¼ teaspoon of dried mixed herbs
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp coarse ground black pepper
- 500ml of vegetable or chicken stock
- 130g of red lentils
- 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley
- 2 slices of wholemeal gluten free bread (not in Nutrition analysis)
- In a medium saucepan heat the olive oil on a medium heat. Cook the onions, carrots, and celery without browning them.
- Add the dried mixed herbs, then add the diced chicken, and leeks. Cook while stirring for 10 minutes, add in the tomato paste and lentils.
- Now add the stock and simmer for a further 15 minutes on a low heat. Add salt and pepper and taste for seasoning.
- When fully cooked liquidise the soup with a hand blender and to serve, sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley
Serve with 2 slices of wholemeal bread. To make a spicier version of this soup you can also add ¼ teaspoon of paprika, and a pinch of cumin and curry powder during the cooking and to finish use chopped fresh coriander instead of parsley.
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All recipes are created by Frances Buckley MSc.
Licenced food safety trainer. MSc in Applied Culinary Nutrition.
Currently Technical Food Advisor at Coeliac Society of Ireland.