Slow Cooker Spicy Chicken and Lentil Stew
Hi there, I’m Gina Homolka from Skinnytaste, and I’m thrilled to be a featured this month on Delish Dish! I started Skinnytaste back in 2007 just for fun while experimenting in my kitchen with lighter recipes on a quest to shed a few pounds. I always loved cooking, so coming up with ways to lighten my favorite recipes was a fun challenge – I never dreamed it would one day become my full time career! And now, here I am guest posting on BHG.com’s Delish Dish, if this is a dream, please don’t wake me up!
January is all about comfort food and I LOVE making soups and stews for my family to warm us up on those chilly winter nights, so this Spicy Chipotle Chicken Lentil Stew really caught my attention on Better Homes and Garden’s Skinny Slow Cooker magazine. I love lentils, and often make Chicken and Lentil Soup for my family, but I’ve never made it in the slow cooker so I was curious to see how it would turn out. I’m not too much a of a chipotle pepper fan, so I swapped them out for one seeded jalapeño pepper and kept this dish a bit milder for my family’s more sensitive palate. I also subbed the onions for scallions and added some chopped cilantro to the stewing liquid. Once the dish was ready, I served it with fresh slices of avocado and additional cilantro on top to add an element of freshness that I think is a must!
Best part about this recipe – the prep time is short and doesn’t require any pre-cooking, plus it makes enough to have leftovers for lunch the next day, a win-win for me!
You can see the original recipe here, enjoy!
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