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Slow Cooker Lemon Lentil Chicken Soup: a brightly flavored chicken and lentil soup based on the Greek Classic avgolemono, which translates as “egg-lemon.” It is a light and healthy soup that can be served as a starter or as the main dish.

Slow Cooker Lemon Lentil Chicken Soup


  • Author: 365 Days of Slow Cooking
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 hours
  • Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

A brightly flavored chicken and lentil soup based on the Greek Classic avgolemono, which translates as “egg-lemon.” It is a light and healthy soup that can be served as a starter or as the main dish.


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Ingredients

  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tbsp dried parsley flakes
  • 1 cup brown lentils
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Slice the onion in very thin slices and add to the slow cooker.
  2. Mince the garlic and add it into the slow cooker.
  3. Add in the red pepper flakes, parsley flakes, lentils, chicken broth and chicken.
  4. Cover the slow cooker and cook on LOW for 5-6 hours or on HIGH for 2 1/2-3 hours.
  5. Remove the lid and remove the chicken and place on a cutting board. Shred the chicken and return to the slow cooker.
  6. In a small bowl whisk together the egg yolks and lemon juice. Stir into the slow cooker.
  7. Salt and pepper to taste (I added in a half teaspoon of salt. For you it will depend on how salty your chicken broth is).
  8. Ladle soup into bowls and serve.