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Lentil & Chicken Sausage Stew Recipe
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Lentil & Chicken Sausage Stew Recipe

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This hearty and healthy soup will warm your family up right down to their toes! It’s packed with veggies and warm tastes of autumn. Serve with cornbread or rolls to soak up every last morsel. —Jan Valdez, Chicago, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 231 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 803 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 13 g fiber, 19 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch.

Directions

  1. 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.
Originally published as Lentil & Chicken Sausage Stew in Healthy Cooking October/November 2011, p33

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 231 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 803 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 13 g fiber, 19 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch.

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed May. 23, 2015

"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."

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Reviewed Mar. 9, 2015

"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."

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Reviewed Mar. 2, 2015

"I am so grateful for this recipe! I have been looking for a way to eat lentils (that tastes good) for a while! All of my 4 kids liked this... with my modifications. I didn't have the kind of sausage listed, so maybe that changes the finished product, but I thought the recipe as listed came out a little bland. I added 1/4 tsp garlic salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. I doubled the celery, carrots and garlic. So far, I have tried it with a beef sausage (and beef broth). I cooked the sausage in the microwave, chopped it up, and then squeezed as much of the grease as I could out of it. Sausage is very fattening so this is a simple trick to make the soup better for you. I have also boiled a leftover rotisserie chicken- meat and bones and made a chicken broth that way and then used the pure chicken meat instead of sausage, BOTH were delicious. In short, this recipe needed some adjusting to my preferences, but it is versatile, quick , and if you play your cards right can be very healthy AND my whole family liked it!!! Thank you!"

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Reviewed Feb. 25, 2015

"I have made this soup a few times and the family loves it. A snowy day in Georgia and had to throw this soup in the crockpot. I used an Italian chicken sausage and added turkey pepperoni. I also added a red pepper and a little dried oregano."

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Reviewed Feb. 11, 2015

"I can see why this won a contest. It's been one of my favorite cold-weather meals since I found it in September. I misread the recipe and bought bulk chicken sausage (I got spicy Italian), so I browned it before making the recipe as written. Freezes like a charm."

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