Chicken Lentil Soup

A robust combination of hearty flavors that bring warmth anytime of the year. Featuring Custom Culinary® Gold Label Chicken Base, Chicken Lentil Soup brings together the flavors of bacon, onion, thyme, oregano, red wine vinegar, cayenne pepper, and Dijon mustard in one bowl.


What You'll Need

Amount Ingredients
5 lbs. Green and Yellow Lentils, 2-1/2 lbs. of each
2-1/2 lbs. Chicken, Diced
1 lb. Bacon Slices, Julienne
1 lb. Onion, Finely Diced
2 Tbsp. Thyme, Leaf
2 Tbsp. Oregano, Leaf
1 cup Parsley
1 cup Red Wine Vinegar
12 oz. Custom Culinary® Gold Label Chicken Base
4 gal. Water
1 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
1-1/2 oz. Dijon Mustard
PREPARATION

  1. Soak lentils in 1 gallon of water over night. Drain, rinse and set aside.
  2. In a large sauté pan cook bacon until crisp, do not drain fat.
  3. Add chicken. Sauté with bacon until done, stirring frequently.
  4. Add onions, lentils, thyme, and oregano, mixing well. Add one half of the red wine vinegar.
  5. Dissolve Custom Culinary® Gold Label Chicken Base in water; add to lentils and simmer 40 minutes. Reserve half the lentil for the garnish.
  6. Puree lentils and stock with blender. Add cayenne, mustard, parsley, and remaining lentils.

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