Chicken Curry Crock Pot Lentil Soup

Enjoy a big pot of this hot Chicken Curry Crock Pot Lentil Soup, a slow cooker lentil soup recipe made with rotisserie chicken, green lentils, leeks, and fresh peas. Serve with a side of your favorite hot, crunchy bread for a delicious dinner!

Easy Chicken Curry Crock Pot Lentil Soup

Friends, did you have a hope chest growing up? I did not, and I’m not sure why.

But first, today enjoy this easy dish to make for dinner tonight: Chicken Curry Crock Pot Lentil Soup. It’s a hearty bowl of love and comfort :) For springtime, you may want to add ham, like in this Ham Lentil Soup!

Slow Cooker Lentil Soup

BEST Chicken Curry Crock Pot Lentil Soup

On top of the list for 1981 high school graduation for my close friends and sisters was a Cedar Lane Hope Chest (you can now find these on ebay!), but for me, somehow I established a household all these years without one.

Maybe it was that I packed my hopes and dreams in my heart, and asked for a more whimsical gift from my mother, a SONY turntable stereo with a cassette player, that I would later drive my parents mad, playing my “rock and roll” music in my back bedroom.

My prized possesions later went into a small hutch, that I still have. Small things from my mother and aunt, items I want to pass down.

A hope chest

I guess you can say I created my own “hope chest” as a high school graduate, and have carried it with me all these years. Hopes and dreams of having a family, being a loving wife and mother, doing something meaningful with my life, and ultimately, having faith that it all works out in the end.

Investing today in tomorrow’s generation is one reason I love to write so much about hospitality.

In our “hope chests” we remember the best of previous generations. This is where we gain knowledge and wisdom. And then we pass those stories down to our kids.

Not every one of our desires may turn out the way we thought, or be immediately gratified. Prayer and hopes and dreams and patience and faith–that is where we begin.

How to Make Chicken Curry Crock Pot Lentil Soup

Another thing I want to pass down are family recipes that we’ve gathered around over the years.

 Chicken Curry Crock Pot Lentil Soup Recipe

Making a big bowl of comfort soup always makes my mom-heart happy.

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

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.

Chicken Curry Crock Pot Lentil Soup

Enjoy a big pot of this hot Chicken Curry Crock Pot Lentil Soup, a slow cooker lentil soup recipe made with shredded chicken, green lentils, leeks, and fresh peas. Serve with a side of your favorite hot, crunchy bread for a delicious dinner!


  • 2 leeks, thinly sliced
  • 1 large container mirepoix (14 oz. mixture of 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
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken (optional)
  • 1-2 cups cooked peas, drained
  • 3 Tbsp. snipped fresh dill, cilantro, or parsley


  1. In a slow cooker, combine all of the ingredients (except chicken and fresh herbs).
  2. Cover and cook on high heat for 3 hours, or on low heat 4-5 hours.
  3. Stir in the chicken (optional), cooked peas, and fresh herbs. Add more salt and pepper to taste if needed.
  4. Top each bowl with fresh herbs; serve!
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More lentil recipes: Cauliflower Lentil Sloppy Joe’s [Two Peas and Their Pod], Lebanese Lentil Salad with Garlic and Herbs [Kalyn’s Kitchen],  Red Lentil Ham Carrot Soup (my friend Julie’s favorite soup recipe on my blog!), and another winter winner: Moroccan Lentil Cauliflower Soup.

EASY Chicken Curry Crock Pot Lentil Soup Recipe

3 comments on “Chicken Curry Crock Pot Lentil Soup”

  1. This looks good. I wish I was a curry fan. :/ I haven’t quite acquired a taste for it. When I was in HS my parents had a friend of ours make a unique hope chest for me. I had it for years, but don’t have it any longer which now that I think about it is kind of sad. I wonder if I have a picture of it somewhere. I remember putting stuff in it that I collected for my future home. I loved geese so had a corning ware set with geese on it that I loved. Thanks for the walk down memory lane.

  2. Oh thanks for that memory! I haven’t thought of my Hope Chest in a VERY long time! That was in the 70’s for me and they were fairly popular at the time. My beloved Grandma was the one who loved adding to it over the years. She was very in tune to the colors and things that I liked.. bath towels in my favorite color (green), an apron, a maple syrup pitcher, a vintage framed print, tea cups of hers she wanted me to have, embroidered pillow cases and a tablecloth she stitched, depression glass plates and water goblets passed on, a church cookbook. Jeez it seems even more special thinking back on the love & time she put into that! There were no bridal registries in my circle then. She was preparing us in the best way she could. She contributed to it for years.. that’s so remarkable to me too. And I wasn’t the only one blessed by her thoughtfulness. I had 3 sisters and a cousin she collected for also. I had a wonderful mother, but it was her mother that taught me about selfless love and grace and forgiveness – along with many other treasures far more important than housewares and homegoods. Ohh thanks so much for prompting those memories! xo

  3. I really loved reading your blog. I also found your posts very interesting. In fact after reading, I had to go show it to my friend and he ejoyed it as well!

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