Lentil Kale Chicken Soup

A Healthy Life for Me

Ready in: 50 minutes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Gluten Free
Dairy Free

Ingredients

  • 1 bay leaf
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 2 peeled carrots, sliced (about 1 cup)
    Produce
  • 2 celery ribs, trimmed and diced (about 1 cup)
    Produce
  • 3 chicken bouillon cubes, each cube measure for 1 cup of broth
    Canned and Jarred
  • 1 cup dried green lentils
    Pasta and Rice;Canned and Jarred
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
    Produce
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground black pepper
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian Seasoning Herbs
    Produce;Spices and Seasonings
  • 1 cup fresh baby kale
    Produce
  • pinch of kosher salt
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 3 pounds skinless boneless organic chicken breasts
    Meat
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or vegetable oil
    Oil, Vinegar, Salad Dressing
  • 6 cups water + more if needed
    Beverages
  • 1 medium yellow sweet onion, peeled and diced
    Produce

Steps

  • Rinse Lentils with water and after rinsed place in a bowl of cool water, set aside.
  • Place chicken on a plate and season with a pinch of kosher salt and ground pepper on both sides, set aside.
  • Heat a large stock pot over medium heat.
  • Add coconut oil, when melted add carrot, celery and onion.
  • Sautee for a few minutes, or until onion starts to softened.
  • Add garlic and cook stirring for an additional minute or two.Push vegetables to the outer edge of pan and place chicken breast in center of pan.Just allow chicken to sear (lightly brown) about 3-4 minutes and flip to sear other side.Once chicken is seared, pour in water, chicken bouillon, bay leaf and Italian seasoning. Stir to mix ingredients.Bring to a quick boil and stir to make sure billions dissolve and mix with the ingredients (5 minutes).Lower temperature to simmer.
  • Add parmesan Heel if using.
  • Drain Lentils and add to soup.Cook for 30 minutes.A few minutes before serving soup add kale. Kale will wilt.
  • Serve and Enjoy

Nutrition

  • Calories: 624.97  cal  (31.25%)
  • Fat: 13.53  g  (20.81%)
  • Saturated Fat: 5.01  g  (31.3%)
  • Carbohydrates: 36.27  g  (12.09%)
  • Sugar: 4.6  g  (5.11%)
  • Cholesterol: 218.11  mg  (72.7%)
  • Sodium: 1192.17  mg  (51.83%)
  • Protein: 85.98  g  (171.97%)
  • Vitamin B3: 37.34  mg  (186.7%)
  • Selenium: 114.18  µg  (163.12%)
  • Vitamin B6: 2.96  mg  (148.2%)
  • Vitamin A: 7256.59  IU  (145.13%)
  • Vitamin K: 133.93  µg  (127.55%)
  • Phosphorus: 966.67  mg  (96.67%)
  • Folate: 255.86  µg  (63.96%)
  • Fiber: 15.58  g  (62.31%)
  • Vitamin B5: 6.04  mg  (60.43%)
  • Potassium: 1999.07  mg  (57.12%)
  • Manganese: 0.93  mg  (46.38%)
  • Vitamin B1: 0.68  mg  (45.05%)
  • Magnesium: 166.84  mg  (41.71%)
  • Vitamin C: 31.62  mg  (38.33%)
  • Copper: 0.68  mg  (33.95%)
  • Vitamin B2: 0.51  mg  (30.18%)
  • Zinc: 4.44  mg  (29.62%)
  • Iron: 5.2  mg  (28.86%)
  • Calcium: 116.06  mg  (11.61%)
  • Vitamin B12: 0.69  µg  (11.49%)
  • Vitamin E: 1.3  mg  (8.68%)
  • Vitamin D: 0.34  µg  (2.27%)

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