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Chicken Lentil Soup

This chicken lentil soup is full of fiber from the lentils & protein from the chicken. It will keep you full for hours while also warming up your entire soul!
Course Soup
Cuisine American, Ukrainian
Keyword chicken lentil soup, lentil soup, lentil soup recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 348kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin


  • 1 large carrot chopped
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp oil for sauteing
  • 1 lb bone-in chicken
  • 1 lb lentils
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 10 cups water
  • 1 tbsp salt adjsut to taste
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill diced


  • Preheat a heavy pot with oil. Add the chopped onions and carrots and sauté them until they soften and the onions turn translucent.
    veggies in a pot
  • Add in the chicken, lentils, bay leaves, cumin, salt, and pepper.
    Lentil, chicken and veggies in a pot with bay leaves
  • Add in the water and bring it to a boil. Drop the heat down low and simmer the soup for 40 minutes (note: you may need to add more water during the simmering process depending on how thick you like your soup).
    broth with chicken, broth and lentils
  • Add the dill and remove it from heat. Enjoy!
    Chicken lentil soup in a pot with dill


Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 935mg | Potassium: 700mg | Fiber: 18g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1447IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 5mg