Chicken soup

So comforting and filling.
recipe, chicken, soup, dinner, lunch,comfort food

Recipe from: 19 August 2015
Preparation time: 5 min
Cooking time: 30 min


  • 2
    small leeks, sliced
  • 250
    button mushrooms, quartered
  • 2
    carrots, diced
  • 1.5
    good-quality chicken stock
  • 3
    chicken breast fillets, quartered
  • 250
    small brown lentils, rinsed
  • 1
    chopped tomatoes
  • 4
    courgettes, sliced or diced
  • 100
    shredded fresh basil
  • 100
    grated Parmesan cheese
  • fresh bread, to serve
Servings: Change Serving


Heat a little oil in a saucepan and sauté the leeks, mushrooms and carrots until soft. Add the stock, chicken and lentils and bring to the boil. Boil for 10 minutes.

Remove the chicken and set aside to cool slightly. Shred the chicken and add back to the saucepan with the tomatoes. Season to taste with salt, freshly ground black pepper and a pinch of sugar, if necessary. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add the courgettes and simmer for 5 more minutes until the courgettes and lentils are cooked. Sprinkle with shredded basil and grated Parmesan cheese. Serve with bread.

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