Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Soupy Tuesday

This is one of my favorite soups:

Lentil Kale Chicken Soup

1.5 lbs chicken breast cubed
1 cup chopped onion
½ cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped carrots
2 cloves garlic minced
48 oz chicken broth
½ cup dry lentils
6-8 cups chopped kale
1 tblsp fresh chopped basil
1 can diced tomatoes

1. In the bottom of a large stock pot, saute chicken in a little olive oil. Once chicken is near being done, add the carrots, onion, and garlic. Saute until onions turn translucent (About 6-7 mins).

2. Pour in chicken broth, and bring to boil. (Sometimes I use half broth and half water mixed with chicken boullion cubes)
3. Lower heat to simmer and add lentils, salt and pepper to taste. Cover and simmer 10 minutes.
4. Add kale, basil, and can of tomatoes mostly drained. Cover and simmer about 15-20 minutes or until lentils and carrots are soft.

This recipe is only about 150 calories per cup- and is extremely nutritious and delicious! Let me know if you try it!

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