Curried Chicken and Lentil Soup With Sweet Potato

Curried Chicken and Lentil Soup With Sweet Potato image Author: Canadian Living Credits: Curried Chicken and Lentil Soup With Sweet Potato image

This satisfying spiced soup is packed with protein and will keep hunger at bay for hours. You can substitute about 2 cups of leftover shredded cooked chicken and 2 cups cooked and cooled lentils to make this soup even quicker to prepare. Just simmer the soup until the sweet potato is tender, about 10 minutes.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: June 2014

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 rib celery diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon each ground coriander ground cumin and pepper
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 450 g total)
  • 1 pkg sodium-reduced chicken broth
  • 2 cups diced, peeled sweet potatoes (about 1 large)
  • 1 can (796 mL) no-salt-added diced tomato
  • 2/3 cups dry green lentils rinsed
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Method

In large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion and celery, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add garlic, ginger, curry powder, coriander, cumin and pepper; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in chicken, tomatoes, broth, lentils, potato and lentils; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until lentils are tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

Remove chicken breasts to plate; using two forks, shred meat. Return chicken to soup. Stir in cilantro and salt.

Nutritional facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 8 g
  • Sodium 975 mg
  • Sugars 14 g
  • Protein 40 g
  • Calories 418.0
  • Total fat 9 g
  • Cholesterol 65 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 45 g

%RDI

  • Iron 40.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 83.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 16.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 119.0
  • Vitamin C 45.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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