Savory Lentil Soup

By skeeter9 · Jan 11, 2012 ·
  1. skeeter9

    1 1-lb. pkg. ground chicken
    2 large carrots, diced
    3 stalks celery, diced
    1 large onion, diced
    1 1/2 tsp. ground sage
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1/2 tsp. pepper
    1 large potato, peeled and diced
    1 gal. chicken stock
    1/2 c. barley
    1 1-lb. bag lentils

    Cooking Instructions

    Brown chicken over medium heat in a very large soup pot. When the chicken is almost done, add the carrots, celery,and onion. Continue cooking until chicken is done and vegetables are soft. Add sage, salt, pepper, potato, 3 quarts of the chicken stock, and barley. Turn heat to high and bring to a boil. In the meantime, rinse and drain lentils. Add lentils to the pot. Cover and turn heat to low. Let simmer for an hour. Taste and adjust salt as needed. Check and stir often during cooking and add the remaining chicken stock, then water if the soup becomes too thick. Serve with crusty french bread and green salad.

    Note: This recipe comes from a little old Sicilian woman who touched my life for a brief time. Adjust the amount of broth and sage to your personal taste and enjoy!

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