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Moroccan chicken and lentil soup recipe

Moroccan chicken and lentil soup recipe

23 ratings

Warm yourself up with this colourful chicken soup that's brimming with vibrant Moroccan flavours. This wholesome dish is packed full of gorgeous vegetables, dried fruit, lentils and moist chicken, and is a definite crowd-pleaser. See method

  • Serves 4 - 6
  • 15 mins to prepare and 30-35 mins to cook
  • 173 calories / serving
  • Healthy


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 900ml hot vegetable stock
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 390g tin green lentils, drained
  • 100g dried apricots, roughly chopped
  • 1 courgette, diced
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 x 245g pack boneless chicken breast, skin removed and shredded
  • small handful fresh mint, roughly chopped
If you don't have chopped tomatoes, chop up a tin of plum tomatoes instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    4g 5%
  • Saturates

    1g 5%
  • Sugars

    15g 17%
  • Salt

    1.6g 26%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 21.2g Protein 14.9g Fibre 4.9g


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 3-4 minutes, until softened. Stir in the cinnamon, cumin, coriander and tomato purée and cook for a further 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add the stock and carrots, and then simmer for 6-7 minutes, or until the carrot is just tender.
  3. Stir in the chopped tomatoes, apricotsand lentils and simmer for a further 12-15 minutes, before adding the courgette and chicken. Cook for 5 minutes, or until the courgette is tender, then stir in the lemon juice; season to taste. To serve, spoon into bowls and top with the lemon zest and a little fresh mint.

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