Slow Cooker Chicken and Lentil Soup


This is total cozy comfort food. I love letting the slow cooker do all the work! This soup packs in a ton of warm spices and the chicken is just so incredibly flavorful and tender. Serve with a dollop of sour cream or plain Greek yogurt if desired.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 15 mins
8 servings


  • 1 pound green lentils, sorted and rinsed

  • 1 (15 ounce) can petite diced tomatoes

  • 1 large onion, diced

  • 1 tablespoon jarred minced garlic

  • 2 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried oregano

  • 1 ½ teaspoons chili powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons paprika

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt, or more to taste

  • 7 cups chicken broth

  • 1 ½ pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs, or more to taste


  1. Combine green lentils, tomatoes, onion, garlic, cumin, oregano, chili powder, paprika, onion powder, and salt in a slow cooker. Pour in chicken broth and stir gently to evenly distribute seasonings into the broth.

  2. Settle chicken thighs into the broth, ensuring they are submerged in the liquid.

  3. Set slow cooker for High heat and cook for 4 hours, chicken should be falling off the bone and lentils should be tender (if not, cook a little bit longer).

  4. Use tongs and remove chicken from the soup and set on a cutting board. Pull meat off the bones with tongs and either rough chop or break apart into bite sized pieces with the tongs. Return meat to the soup. Discard bones.

  5. Stir the meat in and taste test; adjust the seasonings as desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

378 Calories
11g Fat
41g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 378
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 1309mg 57%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 10g 37%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 6mg 32%
Calcium 69mg 5%
Iron 6mg 34%
Potassium 752mg 16%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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