Thursday, December 15, 2016

Crockpot Chicken Lentil Stew

How about a nice bowl of chicken lentil stew on a cold winter day???
Well this one is easy, clean, healthy, hearty, and delicious. 

I love my crockpot.  Like really, really love it.  I try to make anything I can in there.
And lentils are perfect in the crockpot. 
This is so simple and delicious!!
You could absolutely make variations with different spices you use too.
Mine is pretty basic to keep the kids interested, but don't be afraid to spice things up!! 

Happy Cooking!!

Slow Cooker Chicken Lentil Stew
1 pound of lentils, sorted & rinsed
1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
2-3 carrots, sliced
3 stalks celery, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, chopped
1 can (15.5 oz) of diced tomatoes
1 bag coleslaw mix 
salt and pepper to taste
Enough water to cover everything (about 6 cups depending on the size of your slow cooker).
1 tablespoon of better than bullion chicken base (optional - I found mine at whole foods)

Throw everything in the slow cooker and cook on high for 6-8 hours.

Before eating, remove the chicken, shred it, and return it to the soup.  

I topped mine with a little pizza seasoning and red pepper to spice it up!!