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Chicken and lentil soup

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Ingredients 11
Servings 4
Time 5 mins


  • 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


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

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 mins.

Add the courgettes and simmer for 5 more mins until the courgettes and lentils are cooked. Sprinkle with shredded basil and grated Parmesan cheese. Serve with warm crusty bread.


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