French Lentil and Carrot Soup

“It’s crazy how just a few ingredients can make such a difference. Using finely chopped rotisserie chicken in this recipe makes it perfect for a busy weeknight meal, but you can leave it out if you prefer.” —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia

French Lentil and Carrot Soup
French Lentil and Carrot Soup
French Lentil and Carrot Soup
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
6servings (2-1/4 quarts) 15minutes 6-1/4hours
Servings Prep Time
6servings (2-1/4 quarts) 15minutes
Cook Time
6-1/4hours
Ingredients
Portions: servings (2-1/4 quarts)
Units:
Ingredients
Portions: servings (2-1/4 quarts)
Units:
Instructions
  1. Combine the first 7 ingredients in a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker; cover. Cook on low 6-8 hours or until lentils are tender.
  2. Stir in chicken and cream. Cover and continue cooking until heated through, about 15 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Test Kitchen tips

  • Remember to check the label when buying herbes de Provence; some contain lavender and some don’t. The lavender adds an unusual flavor that complements both carrots and lentils.
  • The amount of heavy cream may be increased, decreased or eliminated depending on personal tastes.

Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 338 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 738mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 7g fiber), 29g protein.

Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable.