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Red Lentil Soup with Chicken

Red Lentil Soup with Chicken Recipe

  • One 3½- to 4-pound chicken, quartered, with all giblets except liver
  • 10 cups water, or as needed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or unsalted butter
  • 1 medium carrot, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1½ cups red lentils, rinsed in 2 changes of cold water
  • ½ cup canned crushed tomatoes
  • Pinch of ground ginger, or to taste (optional)
  • Pinch of ground saffron (optional)
  • 1/8 teaspoon harissa (Moroccan chili paste), or ¼ teaspoon dried red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup broken-up vermicelli, in 1- to 1½-inch, lengths (optional)
  • Chopped fresh parsley and/or cilantro (coriander)
  • Lemon wedges
  • Cooked rice
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Nutritional information
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 166kcal (8%)
Total Fat 4g (6%)
Saturated Fat 1g (3%)
Cholesterol 15mg (5%)
Total Carbohydrate 20g
Dietary Fiber 10g
Sugars 1g
Protein 13g
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.



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