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Crockpot Chicken and Lentils

A very satisfying and rewarding dish that is worth starting the night before with delicious flavors, low fat, good protein and fiber.



  1. Soak the lentils in water and marinate the chicken (cut into large cubes) over night.
  2. In a large crockpot, place chopped chicken, chopped onion, celery, lentils, black beans, garlic and dry seasonings.
  3. Simmer remaining marinade from chicken, until reduced 50% and then add to crockpot along with the chicken stock.
  4. Cook on low-medium for 10 hours, until chicken can be broken up with wooden spoon.
  5. Add tomatoes and if using fresh herbs, approximately 1-2 hours before serving.
  6. Freeze leftovers for a quick dinner or divide for easy to heat lunches. The cayenne is optional.
  7. Note: have fun with the flavors and enjoy a comforting bowl on a cold day!
  8. Tip: soak the lentils with 1-2 teaspoons of baking soda overnight and be sure to rinse thoroughly to help minimize the effects of the gas with beans.
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Carbs are FAR too high for Kimkins.
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28 Oct 07 by member: Amazulu
I think you could reduce the net carbs in this recipe a lot if you just used a low-carb marinade. Otherwise it could be good for Atkins in small amounts. Sounds really tasty.
This is awesome! I travel a lot and keeping my husband on South Beach is hard when I'm gone. I put this in the crockpot and left - he ate it for 3 straight days even though I had other things for him!
This was great! I used Newmans Olive Oil and Vinegar dressing for my marinade and omitted a few spices I did not have on hand. Very good and filling!
09 Feb 08 by member: addmalmom
This sounds great - Thanks. I'm going to give it a try with pinto beans.
14 Apr 08 by member: MsDaisy
Loved -Loved this! Thanks for sharing....
30 Sep 10 by member: MrsG777
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Nutrition summary:

There are 367 calories in 1 serving of Crockpot Chicken and Lentils.
Calorie break-down: 32% fat, 33% carbs, 36% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 116
Calories 367
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 12.93g 20%
  Saturated Fat 1.983g 10%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 6.716g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 3.317g  
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 592mg 25%
Potassium 876mg  
Total Carbohydrate 29.9g 10%
  Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
  Sugars 3.91g  
Protein 32.76g  
Vitamin A 102% Vitamin C 191%
Calcium 136% Iron 411%
of RDI*
(367 calories)
18% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (32%)
Fat (32%)
Protein (36%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories

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