- 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.
Reviews forLentil & Chicken Sausage Stew
"I usually get annoyed when I see changes to a recipe, but I wanted to try this recipe. I was short on time and I had no choice but to substitute what I had. I love lentils, but I only had the whole small red ones. and I only had a package of 4 bratwurst sausages. And I had no broth. I had to use water, but the rest I did the same. Oh and I cooked it in my pressure cooker (my new best kitchen friend) for a half hour instead. And it was so super good! And looking at the nutritional information, it sure is a healthy dish. Thanks! I will be making this again and again!"
"This was delicious - my kids even liked it. I doubled the carrots and added a couple of potatoes."
"It was good but not great, the lentils could have used more cooking time. I would need to double the sausage next time."
"I thought it was a bit bland."
"This is a great recipe. My husband and I loved it. We had it for New Year's Day dinner. Then we ate the leftovers later in the week and it was even better."
"It was good, but I have to admit that I expected a little more flavor based on all the wonderful reviews. It wasn't bad, but it definitely was not my favorite."
"Great weeknight meal! I added some chopped kale towards the last hour of cooking. Will make again!"
"I found this to be a bit too watery to be a stew. Stews are supposed to be thicker. Otherwise it's just soup. I decided to let it cook a little longer to hopefully thicken it up. By then the sausage I used was rubbery and tasteless. Even before I let it cook longer, I found it to not have much flavor, it was very bland. I'm not sure I'd try this again. I'd really have to change quite a bit."