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 SoupPhoto: Taste of Home
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.