Course Soups
Difficulty Easy
Pulse Type Lentils
Specialty Diet Gluten Free
Recipe Contributed By 365 Days of Slow Cooking

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Slow Cooker Lemon Lentil Chicken Soup

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours


  • 1 medium onion, yellow
  • 2 large cloves garlic
  • red pepper flakes, crushed; pinch of
  • 1 Tbsp parsley, dried flakes
  • 1 cup lentils, brown
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 lb chicken thighs, or breasts; boneless, skinless
  • 3 eggs, yolks only
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice, fresh
  • salt and pepper


  • Slice the onion in very thin slices and add to the slow cooker.
  • Mince the garlic and add it into the slow cooker.
  • Add in the red pepper flakes, parsley flakes, lentils, chicken broth and chicken.
  • Cover the slow cooker and cook on LOW for 5-6 hours or on HIGH for 2 1/2-3 hours.
  • Remove the lid and remove the chicken and place on a cutting board. Shred the chicken and return to the slow cooker.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the egg yolks and lemon juice. Stir into the slow cooker.
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Ladle soup into bowls and serve.