This is a lentil soup that I make regularly. It's spicy and very filling.

Dave Lehmer


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


  • Combine water, lentils, and baking soda in the pot of an electric pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)). Cover and soak,k 8 hours to overnight.

  • Stir chicken breast, tomato, onion, chicken bouillon cubes, chicken soup base, minced garlic, cayenne pepper, cilantro, salt, garlic powder, cumin, oregano, and chili-lime seasoning into the lentils and water.

  • Seal pressure cooker; cook on "Soup" setting for 30 minutes. Release pressure through the quick-release method. Remove the cooked chicken from pot and shred; stir chicken back into the soup.

Nutrition Facts

529 calories; 4.1 g total fat; 50 mg cholesterol; 2955 mg sodium. 73.9 g carbohydrates; 48.7 g protein; Full Nutrition