A pot of Chicken Curry Crock Pot Lentil Soup recipe is made with chicken, green lentils, leeks, and fresh peas; a delicious slow cooker soup!

Chicken Curry Crock Pot Lentil Soup in blue bowl

‘Tis the season for crockpot soup! Today I’m sharing one of my favorite go-to recipes that anyone can make! Also a new tool we’ve been using for fall clean-up around our property!

Chicken Curry Crock Pot Lentil Soup

But first, today enjoy this a bowl of this chicken soup for dinner tonight: Chicken Curry Crock Pot Lentil Soup. And make a loaf of homemade herbed Dutch Oven Bread!

It’s a hearty bowl of love and comfort :) For springtime, you may want to add ham, like in this Ham Lentil Soup! Oh, and if you love lentils, then try this Lentil-Grape Mint Walnut Salad Recipe!

close up shot of Chicken Curry Crock Pot Lentil Soup

Ingredients for lentil soup

  • Leeks + garlic
  • Mirepoix (mixture of chopped onion, carrot, celery, from Trader Joe’s)
  • Chicken broth
  • Green lentils (I buy precooked at Trader Joe’s)
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Kosher salt + black pepper
  • Curry powder + ginger + cayenne pepper
  • Shredded cooked chicken (rotisserie is easy!)
  • Cooked peas
  • Fresh dill, cilantro, or parsley

blue bowl of Chicken Curry Lentil Soup

How to Make Chicken Curry Crock Pot Lentil Soup

These easy ingredients go right in the crock pot. And if you can’t find leeks in the grocery store, you can replace them with shallots. 

Another tip? Leave out the chicken and make the soup vegetarian!

  1. Place all of the ingredients (except chicken and fresh herbs) in a slow cooker.\
  2. Cover and cook!
  3. At the end, stir in the chicken (optional), cooked peas, and fresh herbs. 
  4. Top each bowl with fresh herbs and serve!

 3 bowlls of Chicken Curry Crock Pot Lentil Soup

Making a big bowl of comfort soup always makes my mom-heart happy. Even though my kids are gone now, a bowl of soup just feels nourishing!

I don’t know what it is about tossing a bunch of healthy ingredients into a big pot, and then a few hours later, you have this wonderful masterpiece. :)

How to Make Chicken Curry Crock Pot Lentil Soup with leeks

Did you know that you don’t have to saute leeks first before you cook them?

Slice, dice, and chop eveything, add the seasoning, and throw on the lid.

BAM. A scrumptious bowl of Slow Cooker Lentil Soup for dinner tonight!

Just like mom, grandma and auntie used to make.

man using ryobi vac attack

40V VAC ATTACK™ Leaf Mulcher WITH 4AH BATTERY & CHARGER

As I mentioned, we’ve been doing a lot of fall cleanup on our property. This Vac Attack Leaf Mulcher is amazing for sucking up the leaves.

But wait … it does more than suck up leaves. It’s powerful enough to take up pine needles. The battery power is so strong that we can do our entire property with just one battery!

It can shred 16 bags of leaves into 1 bag of mulch. WOW. You can watch it “live” on my Instagram story (highlights, under “Ryobi”)

ryobi vac attack

Fall yard work + a bowl of soup

Anyway, fall yard work and a big pot of soup go hand in hand … wouldn’t you say?

More lentil recipes:

Cauliflower Lentil Sloppy Joe’s [Two Peas and Their Pod],  Red Lentil Ham Carrot Soup (my friend Julie’s favorite soup recipe on my blog!), and another winter winner: Moroccan Lentil Cauliflower Soup.

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Chicken Curry Crock Pot Lentil Soup

If you can't find leeks in the grocery store, you can replace them with shallots. 
Optional to leave out the chicken and make this soup vegetarian!

Ingredients

  • 2 leeks, thinly sliced
  • 1 14 oz container Mirepoix, chopped onion, carrot, celery, from Trader Joe’s
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 16 oz. package green lentils
  • 1 14 oz. can diced tomatoes, do not drain
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. curry powder
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper, optional
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken, optional (I use Rotisserie)
  • 1-2 cups cooked peas, drained
  • 3 Tbsp. snipped fresh dill, cilantro, or parsley

Instructions

  • In a slow cooker, combine all of the ingredients (except chicken and fresh herbs).
  • Cover and cook on high heat for 3 hours, or on low heat 4-5 hours.
  • Stir in the chicken (optional), cooked peas, and fresh herbs. Add more salt and pepper to taste if needed.
  • Top each bowl with fresh herbs; serve!

Notes

Reposted from FEB 2018
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delicious bowl of Chicken Curry Crock Pot Lentil Soup

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