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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.

Serves
4

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
Easy

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