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Slow Cooker Lentil Soup Recipe is Tex Mex flavoured soup with coconut milk, corn, green lentils, spinach, chicken and crushed tortilla chips on top. | ifoodreal.com

You know how some recipes have stories?! My story behind this to-die-for Tex Mex flavoured slow cooker lentil soup with chicken and corn unfolded as following…On Friday is my day off. Well, I mean a day off from being a blogger. Moms are really never off, let’s be real. Friday is the day when I do chores piled up over a week. So, this Friday a chore was painting doors and trims. I’m slowly refreshing all of them throughout the house. Yes, I love painting and handyman work. Alex jokes that I will never be without a job, just in case. And he is right!

Slow Cooker Lentil Soup Recipe is Tex Mex flavoured soup with coconut milk, corn, green lentils, spinach, chicken and crushed tortilla chips on top. | ifoodreal.com

So, before I started painting I had to think of a dinner. I always think of dinner in the AM to avoid major panic attack at 5 PM. Slow cooker and soup – never failed me yet. Only one time when I was so tired on a Friday night that I managed to throw lentils, water, salt, spices and bay leaves in a slow cooker. Boy, was it a disgusting soup that even avocado couldn’t save.

Slow Cooker Lentil Soup Recipe is Tex Mex flavoured soup with coconut milk, corn, green lentils, spinach, chicken and crushed tortilla chips on top. | ifoodreal.com

However, another time I made a soup with coconut milk, lentils and chicken and it was delicious. So, that is where I was going with this slow cooker lentil soup. I did that first and went on painting. When chicken was falling apart 4 hours later, I shredded it.

Then I thought how nice would it be to sweeten the soup. Corn! Frozen corn! We did a Costco run the night before so I had lots of options. Again, we spent $760. It is insane but there is nothing I can do because we eat a lot. However, $110 was a membership renewal, $30 ski gloves, $30 tax software and $75 ski passes. So, OK, $520 for food. Insane amount, still. What can I do?! We all eat. My 9 year old eats like my husband, and I eat a lot too.

Slow Cooker Lentil Soup Recipe is Tex Mex flavoured soup with coconut milk, corn, green lentils, spinach, chicken and crushed tortilla chips on top. | ifoodreal.com

Then I had these greens, again from Costco, and thought how great they would add volume to a soup, just like spinach in my other lentil soup. Greens never disappoint. They shrink a lot after being submerged in a hot liquid, so do not worry about the amount. You can use ANY greens like kale, spinach, dandellion and even beet greens.

Slow Cooker Lentil Soup Recipe is Tex Mex flavoured soup with coconut milk, corn, green lentils, spinach, chicken and crushed tortilla chips on top. | ifoodreal.com

This slow cooker lentil soup came out to die for! As I was pouring it into bowls at 4 PM (me and kids couldn’t wait for dinner) I craved organic tortilla chips on top. Again, all from Costco in ginormous bags. All my 3 men snack constantly. It is insane but only fruit and veggies wouldn’t do it. It has to be cheese, crackers, chips etc. on top.

I also wanted to take this opportunity and thank you for being understanding while my website was down numerous times this week. It has been insane on my end because the traffic sky rocketed after New Year and it was taking time to upgrade hosting. But I think it is done and over and should be no more down time. If you have issues with any recipe, try to clear cache on your browser. You can Google how to do that for your browser. If you need help, shoot me an email.

Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Lentil Soup Recipe is Tex Mex flavoured soup with coconut milk, corn, green lentils, spinach, chicken and crushed tortilla chips on top. | ifoodreal.com

Slow Cooker Lentil, Chicken and Corn Soup

Slow Cooker Lentil, Chicken and Corn Soup

Ingredients

  • 8 cups chicken stock, low sodium*
  • 14 oz can coconut milk, full fat
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp himalayan pink salt
  • 1 1/2 cups green lentils, dry
  • 3 large (2 lbs) chicken breasts, boneless & skinless
  • 3 cups corn, frozen or canned
  • 3 handfuls greens like spinach and kale
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 3 green onion sprigs, finely chopped
  • Tortilla chips, for garnish (optional)

Directions

  1. In a large slow cooker, add chicken stock, coconut milk, garlic powder, salt, lentils and stir to mix. Submerge chicken in the liquid, cover and cook on Low for 8-10 hours or on High for 4 hours. You could also cook soup on a stovetop for 45 minutes or so.
  2. Remove chicken and shred with 2 forks; return to the slow cooker. Add corn, greens, cilantro and green onion; stir well. Serve hot with crushed organic tortilla chips on top if you wish (I recommend!!!).
  3. Storage Instructions: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Notes

*I used boiling water with 2 organic no sodium chicken bouillon cubes.

http://ifoodreal.com/slow-cooker-lentil-chicken-and-corn-soup/

Nutritional Info

Servings Per Recipe: 6

Amount Per Serving = 2 cups:
Calories: 467.8
Total Fat: 17.4 g
Cholesterol: 73.3 mg
Sodium: 619.5 mg
Total Carbs: 42.8 g
Dietary Fiber: 11.2 g
Protein: 46.2 g
WW Points+: 12

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17 Comments

  1. Kayla

    This sounds so yummy! I love crockpot recipes and use mine a lot on the days I work, especially in the winter. Thanks for the great recipe!

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    • Olena

      Me too! So convenient. Even with this simple soup I could totally make it on a stovetop but it is so nice to set and forget about it for 4 hours.

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  2. Margaret

    I have low fat coconut milk from Trader Joes. Do you think low fat would greatly impact the flavor or texture?

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  3. Vicky

    I made this today, right on the heels of your Spinach & Artichoke Quinoa Casserole last night. I did make it on the stove, as half a recipe would be plenty for me. Thank you for including that option! I put a splash of 1/2 & 1/2 right at the end, just for a bit of richness (does NOT need it though!). Thank you so much for another fantastic recipe!

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        • Olena

          Just checked again and nothing.:( Make sure it is #ifoodreal and not @ifoodreal. If you tagged me I would miss it since comments feed doesn’t display many. But if you hashtag (#) your post I can go and see all of them by hashtag. You can edit your post as well. What is your username?

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          • Melissa

            It was originally #ifoodreal and I tagged you…..but then after you didn’t see it I changed it to @ifoodreal….I will # it again. I take horrible pictures like really bad but I will tag you in them. My user name is millio77

  4. Sandra

    I’ve been reading articles that say to stay away from corn because it’s GMO. They say it was genetically altered with a bacteria from the soil that kills bugs by rupturing their stomach. Also, supposedly they did studies on mice by feeding them corn and they grew tumors all over their bodies. Pictures were shown. What do you think?

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    • Olena

      Hi Sandra. That is correct. That is why I buy only organic corn that is non GMO and is raised without pesticides and herbicides. The best you can get today. The only corn non GMO today. I buy frozen organic. It is everywhere. Costco carries it too. Anything organic is non GMO.

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