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Smoky Chicken & Red Lentil Stew

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time15 minsCook Time2 hrs 30 minsTotal Time2 hrs 45 mins

Smoky Chicken & Red Lentil Stew

 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
 3 stalks celery, chopped
 2 garlic cloves, minced
 2 medium carrots, chopped
 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
 3 cups low sodium chicken broth
 ¾ cup dry red lentils
 ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
 1 tsp smoked paprika
 2 cups loosely packed baby kale
 Fat-free sour cream and chopped fresh dill for garnish (optional)

In 5- to 6-quart slow cooker, add chicken, celery, garlic, carrots, onion, chicken broth, lentils, lemon juice, paprika and 1 cup water; cover and cook on high 2½ hours or low 5 hours or until lentils are tender and internal temperature of chicken reaches 165°.


Stir kale, 1 teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper into stew. Makes about 9 cups.


Serve stew garnished with sour cream and dill, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 299
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g7%

Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 63mg21%
Sodium 742mg31%
Total Carbohydrate 32g11%

Dietary Fiber 6g24%
Sugars 3g
Protein 34g68%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.