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Curried Chicken and Lentil Soup with Sweet Potato


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  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 rib celery, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp ea: ground coriander, ground cumin and pepper
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 450 g)
  • 1 pkg (900ml)sodium-reduced chicken broth
  • 2 cups diced peeled sweet potato
  • 1 can (796ml) no salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 2/3 cup dry green lentils, rinsed
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp salt


Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 45mins


Step 1

In large saucepan, heat oil over med heat; cook onion and celery, stirring occasionally until softened, about 3 min
Add garlic,ginger, curry powder, coriander, cumin and pepper;; cook, stirring,until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Stir in chicken, tomatoes, broth, lentils, and potato.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat cover and simmer until lentils are tender, 15 - 20 min
Remove chicken breasts to plate and shred meat, using two forks
Return chicken to soup; stir in cilantro and aalt

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