Chicken, Lentil and Swiss Chard Soup (gluten and dairy free)

Serves 2

1 tablespoon avocado oil

1 onion, chopped

4 garlic cloves, chopped

1 cup brown lentils

4 cups vegetable broth or bone broth

1 tablespoon thyme

1 large bunch Swiss chard, chopped

Juice of 1 lemon

Sea salt and black pepper to taste

½ roasted chicken, chopped (cook in advance)

Melt oil in a large pot or Instant Pot (on saute mode). When the oil is melted, add the onion and garlic. Let it brown for about 3 minutes. Add the lentils, broth and thyme. Cover and cook for about 25 minutes until the lentils are tender (about 7 minutes in the Instant Pot).

Add Swiss chard and let the greens wilt into the soup. Add the juice of one lemon, sea salt, black pepper and chopped up roasted chicken. Stir well and serve.


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