Monday, May 23, 2011

Red Lentil Soup with Chicken

1 chicken breast
1/2 large onion
5 garlic cloves
1 can diced tomatoes
1 1/2 cup red lentils
1 chicken bullion cube
spices: salt, pepper, ground cumin, seasoning salt, red pepper flakes
olive oil
5 cups wafer

Cut the chicken into about 1in cubes and season with salt, pepper and ground cumin. While the chicken is marinating in those spices, cut the onions and garlic cloves.

Saute onions in olive oil until they become translucent.

Add chicken, red pepper flakes and garlic and continue to stir until the chicken is cooked and starts to get some color on the surface.

Then add tomatoes and deglase the pan with the juices from tomatoes.

Add wafer and bring to boil. At this point add washed lentils, reduce the heat and cover the pot.

Add more cumin, salt and pepper to taste and one chicken bullion cube.

Cook for another 30-40 minutes or until the lentils disintegrate.

Garnish with parsley and serve. Squeeze a few lemon drips into your bowl.

So, here is a pretty healthy easy to make home cooked dinner. Lentils are also very low in fats, which makes this meal suitable for weight loss plans.

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