Chicken and orange lentil soup

Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Chicken and orange lentil soup
Tangy and flavourful, this soup is loaded with lovely ingredients sure to please the entire family.

50ml sunflower oil

1 small onion, finely diced

1.4 ltr chicken stock

2 small chicken legs, separated

2 chicken wings

250g orange lentils, soaked in water overnight

1 Granny Smith apple, cored and finely diced

2 large vine tomatoes, cored and diced

1 tsp turmeric

1 tsp chilli powder

2 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp ground coriander

100 ml light coconut milk

1 tbsp basil leaves, finely chopped

4 small naan breads, (optional to serve)

Using a large sauce pan, heat the olive oil set over a moderate heat.

Brown the chicken pieces until lightly golden all over, then remove from the saucepan and add the onion and fry for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the lentils, tomato and most of the apple and stir well to combine.

Add all the spices along with 1 teaspoon of salt.

Cover with the stock, add the chicken back to the saucepan and bring to the boil, cooking for 4-5 minutes.

Reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the lentils are soft and the chicken is cooked through.

Stir in the coconut milk, bring back to a simmer and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with a sprinkle of the basil on top and some naan bread if you like and any remaining apples.


Preparation Time
25 minutes

Cooking Time
35 minutes

Main ingredients
Fruit, Chicken, Vegetables, Lentils, Oil, Spice, Stock/Broth

Recipe Type
Dinner, Family Dinners, Healthy

Level of Difficulty

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