Curried Lentil and Chicken Soup Curried Lentil and Chicken Soup

Photography: Jeff Coulson

Chicken thighs are less expensive than breasts, and they give this robust soup added heartiness. If you don't have plain yogurt, top each bowl with sour cream. Cost: $3.15/serving

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: March 2015



In Dutch oven or large heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat half of the oil over medium-high heat; sauté chicken until light golden, about 3 minutes. Remove to plate; set aside.

In same Dutch oven, heat remaining oil over medium heat; cook onion and carrot, stirring occasionally, until beginning to soften, about 3 minutes. Add garlic, curry powder, coriander, cumin and salt; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in broth and lentils; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until lentils are tender, about 10 minutes.

Stir in chicken and any juices. Cook, uncovered and stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened and chicken is no longer pink inside, about 5 minutes.

Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice. Spoon into serving bowls; top with yogurt and parsley.

Nutritional facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 8 g
  • Sodium 708 mg
  • Sugars 6 g
  • Protein 36 g
  • Calories 385.0
  • Total fat 11 g
  • Potassium 949 mg
  • Cholesterol 89 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 37 g


  • Iron 48.0
  • Folate 123.0
  • Calcium 11.0
  • Vitamin A 39.0
  • Vitamin C 20.0
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Curried Lentil and Chicken Soup