Easy Chicken Lentil Soup in Pressure Cooker

Chicken lentil soup is high in protein and fiber to keep you fueled longer. This hearty soup has delicious flavor from the garlic, cumin, and bone broth. It has minimal prep and is ready in 45 minutes.

Easy Chicken Lentil Soup in Pressure Cooker

Why You’ll Love Chicken Lentil Soup

Chicken Lentil Soup is great for meal prep because you make it once and you’ll have 7 meals. Soup freezes well so you can have meals made for this week and next week. This recipe truly is easy. The only prep involved is rinsing the lentils and dicing the onion. Then all ingredients are added to the pressure cooker and you let it cook.

If you are tired of always eating rice or potatoes as your carbohydrate, then lentils are a great way to mix it up. Lentils are packed with nutrients. They provide fiber and protein, along with B vitamins, folate, iron, and potassium. Chicken Lentil Soup has 16.5 g fiber per serving. That is over half of the daily recommended amount of fiber for adults. Enjoy Chicken Lentil Soup as an easy and delicious way to reach your fiber goals.

One serving of Chicken Lentil Soup provides 40 g protein. You’ll easily reach your protein goals by adding this recipe to your meal prep.

Benefits of Bone Broth

Bone broth is used as part of the liquid in Chicken Lentil Soup. It is higher in protein compared to regular broth. One cup of bone broth contains 10 g protein, while one cup of regular broth contains 2 g protein. Bone broth is rich in collagen, which may help support joints and improve skin elasticity. Collagen protein powder is popular for its skin benefits. Instead of having the powder, you can have bone broth mixed in soups like this recipe or even drink it on its own for a warm beverage.

Ingredients

  • Lentils: high in fiber, protein, B vitamins, folate, iron, and potassium.
  • Chicken breast: main protein source.
  • Bone broth: adds flavor and protein. It Is also rich in collagen, which may help support joints and improve skin.
  • Tomatoes, onion, garlic, cumin, oregano: add flavor and a variety of nutrients.

How to Make Chicken Lentil Soup

The only real prep involved is rinsing the lentils and dicing the onion. Use frozen garlic cubes found at Trader Joe’s to save time on peeling and mincing garlic.

Add lentils, chicken, onion, garlic, diced tomatoes, cumin, and oregano to pressure cooker. Pour in bone broth and 5 cups of water.

Lock lid and pressure cook for 30 minutes. When done, release pressure.

Chicken should shred easily. Shred in the pressure cooker or take chicken out and shred on plate. Place chicken back and stir to mix evenly.

Tips

  • Instead of bone broth, you can use regular broth or just water. The recipe calls for 7 cups of liquid total.
  • If you want more protein and calories, then add more chicken or have a larger serving.
  • Freezes well. Make this recipe once and you will have a couple weeks of meals made.

How to Store Chicken Lentil Soup

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. According to the USDA, leftovers can be stored safely in the refrigerator for 4 days. Soups freeze well. Make Chicken Lentil Soup once and you could have 4 meals this week and 3 meals next week. To thaw, I move the container from the freezer to the refrigerator at least one night before I want to eat it.

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Easy Chicken Lentil Soup in Pressure Cooker

Easy Chicken Lentil Soup in Pressure Cooker

Chicken lentil soup is high in protein and fiber to keep you fueled longer. This hearty soup has delicious flavor from the garlic, cumin, and bone broth. It has minimal prep and is ready in 45 minutes.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Pressure build/release time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 7
Calories 355 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Pressure Cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 16 oz lentils, dry
  • 1.5 lb. chicken breast
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 (15 oz) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 2 cups bone broth

Instructions
 

  • Rinse lentils. Add to pressure cooker.
  • Add chicken, onion, garlic, diced tomatoes, cumin, and oregano to pressure cooker. Pour in bone broth and 5 cups of water.
  • Lock lid and pressure cook for 30 minutes. When done, release pressure. Chicken should shred easily. Shred in the pressure cooker or take chicken out and shred on plate. Place chicken back and stir to mix evenly.

Notes

  • Instead of bone broth, you can use regular broth or just water. The recipe calls for 7 cups of liquid total.
  • If you want more protein and calories, then add more chicken or have a larger serving.
  • Freezes well. Make this recipe once and you will have a couple weeks of meals made.
Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy only. This information comes from online calculators. Figures are only estimates.

Nutrition

Calories: 355kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 40gFat: 4gFiber: 16.5g
Keyword high protein, meal prep
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