Slow-Cooker Italian Chicken-Lentil Soup

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

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 5 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 6

Ingredients

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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    310
    (
    Calories from Fat
    70),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    8g
    8%
    (Saturated Fat
    2 1/2g,
    2 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    45mg
    45%;
    Sodium
    1220mg
    1220%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    31g
    31%
    (Dietary Fiber
    8g
    8%
      Sugars
    7g
    7%
    ),
    Protein
    30g
    30%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    140%;
    Vitamin C
    20%;
    Calcium
    10%;
    Iron
    35%;
    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.
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