- 1 carton (32 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 3 fully cooked spicy chicken sausage links (3 ounces each), cut into 1/2-inch slices
- 1 cup dried lentils, rinsed
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 medium carrot, chopped
- 1 celery rib, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- In a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker, combine all ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until lentils are tender. Yield: 6 servings.
Light-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.
Reviews for Lentil & Chicken Sausage Stew
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"To the reviewer who said it was too high in sodium.....Here are a few ways to reduce that sodium. 1) Read the sodium count on various packages of sausage. You can easily save over 100 mg just by buying a different sausage. 2) use half the celery...it is high in sodium. 3) Sub 1/2 the amt. of low sodium chicken broth ( 2 Cups) for 2 to 3 envelopes Herbox NO Sodium envelopes and 2 to 3 C. Water. ADD in more thyme leaves....FRESH or dried thyme LEAVES....GROUND dried thyme is far to easy to over do which ruins the taste. Try Shady Brook hot Italian turkey Saisage....Ot is not too hot but has great flavor. ( and fat/sodium is less than most brands). I Double or triple the carrot and increase onion to 1 extra large. For garlic I use the jar minced type...usually 2 t. I also add 1 chopped green bell pepper.PLUS 1/2 C Paul Newmans Medium Salsa....Read the lable carefully b/c he sells LOTS of salsa types ( like peach etc which would definitely not work in this recipe)."
"I am so disappointed, this soup has 40% of recommended Daily allowance of sodium, way to high for this soup to be healthy!"
"This was excellent! I doubled the celery and carrot and added some swiss chard from my garden. DEEElish!"
"My family loved it! I added kale because it was in the fridge and I needed to use it up. Will definitely make this recipe again."
"This recipe was delicious! My lentil-skeptical husband even loved it. I did substitute chopped rotisserie chicken for the sausage, and used 4 cups water 4 chicken bouillon cubes instead of the broth. Also, added one chopped green pepper and some black pepper. I will be making this recipe again."