Chicken Spinach Curried Lentil Soup (for South Beach Phase 1)
Serves 5
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Ingredients
  1. 2 tbsps olive oil
  2. 2/3 cup chopped onion
  3. 1/2 tbsp minced garlic
  4. 2 tsps minced ginger
  5. 1 cup lentils (uncooked, rinsed)
  6. 1 tsp cumin
  7. 3 tsps curry powder
  8. 5 cups chicken broth
  9. 4 tbsps lemon juice
  10. 2/3 cup diced tomatoes
  11. 8 oz (225 g) sliced chicken breast
  12. 1 bunch spinach (roughly chopped)
  13. salt & pepper (to taste)
  14. red hot sauce (to taste)
Instructions
  1. Preheat olive oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat.
  2. Sauté onions, garlic and ginger, then add in lentils, cumin and curry powder, mix well.
  3. Add chicken broth, lemon juice and tomatoes. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat to low, loosely cover and cook for about 30-35 minutes, until lentils are tender.
  4. Add in chicken breast and cook for another 5 minutes, then add in chopped spinach.
  5. Off the heat when the spinach is just cooked. Season to taste with salt, pepper and red sauce.
  6. Serve.
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