Italian Chicken-Lentil Soup


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This healthy low-fat soup recipe is packed with Italian seasonings and tons of flavor! Even better, it's made in a slow cooker!

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Time needed

15 min preparation + 6.25 hour cooking

Serving Size / Yield

6 servings


  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 med. onion, chopped
  • 1 med. zucchini, chopped
  • 4 med. carrots, sliced
  • 1 C. dried lentils, sorted and rinsed
  • 4 1/2 C. chicken broth
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 C. sliced mushrooms
  • 1 28-oz. can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 C. chopped fresh or 1 Tbs. dried basil leaves
  • shredded Parmesan cheese

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Remove fat from chicken. In 3 1/2- to 6-quart slow cooker, mix remaining ingredients except mushrooms, tomatoes, basil and cheese. Add chicken.

Cover and cook on Low heat setting 5 to 6 hours.

Remove chicken from cooker; place on cutting board. Use 2 forks to pull chicken into shreds. Return chicken to cooker. Stir in mushrooms and tomatoes. Cover and cook on Low heat setting about 15 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with basil. Serve with cheese.

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