Slow-Cooker Italian Chicken-Lentil Soup

Slow-Cooker Italian Chicken-Lentil Soup

Make homemade soup the easy way by using a slow cooker.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

5:30

Hrs:Mins

Makes

6

servings

1
lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
medium zucchini, chopped (2 cups)
4
medium carrots, sliced (2 cups)
1
cup dried lentils (8 oz), sorted, rinsed
4 1/2
cups Progresso® chicken broth (from two 32-oz cartons)
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
cup sliced fresh mushrooms (3 oz)
1
can (28 oz) Muir Glen® organic diced tomatoes, undrained
1/4
cup chopped fresh or 1 tablespoon dried basil leaves
Shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired
  1. Remove fat from chicken. In 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, mix onion, zucchini, carrots, lentils, broth, salt and pepper. Add chicken.
  2. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 5 to 6 hours.
  3. Remove chicken from slow cooker. Use 2 forks to pull chicken into shreds. Return chicken to slow cooker. Stir in mushrooms and tomatoes. Cover; cook on Low heat setting about 15 minutes longer or until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with basil. Serve with cheese.
Makes 6 servings
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Did You Know?
Lentils can be stored in a cool, dry place for up to 2 years. Lentils do not require soaking, and compared to other legumes, they cook in a relatively short time.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 310
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 45mg;
  • Sodium 1220mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 31g
    • (Dietary Fiber 8g,
    • Sugars 7g),
  • Protein 30g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.