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Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken Chickpea Soup brings together the warm rich spices of Morocco into a hearty, healthy soup packed with protein. This soup brings together red lentils that are simmered in vegetable broth along with tender chicken thighs, chickpeas, vegetables and rich spices.

Today’s post is sponsored by Just BARE® Chicken. As always, opinions are 100% my own.

Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken Chickpea Soup brings together the warm rich spices of Morocco into a hearty, healthy soup packed with protein. This soup brings together red lentils that are simmered in vegetable broth along with tender chicken thighs, chickpeas, vegetables and rich spices.

SLOW COOKER MOROCCAN CHICKEN CHICKPEA SOUP

2018 is in full swing and the cold of winter has set in.

I know many of you are in a deep freeze right now and I am right there with you.

Today, Cleveland reached -21 with wind chill.

When it gets that cold all I want to do is curl up on my couch and cradle a warm bowl of soup in my hands to fuel my body and get my blood flowing.

Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken Chickpea Soup brings together the warm rich spices of Morocco into a hearty, healthy soup packed with protein. This soup brings together red lentils that are simmered in vegetable broth along with tender chicken thighs, chickpeas, vegetables and rich spices.

This Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken Chickpea Soup is that warm bowl of comfort you are looking for this winter.

Not only is it perfect for those days you want to curl up on the couch in front of the fireplace, it is also a meal that will provide your body the protein it needs to be active and healthy all winter long.

Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken Chickpea Soup brings together the warm rich spices of Morocco into a hearty, healthy soup packed with protein. This soup brings together red lentils that are simmered in vegetable broth along with tender chicken thighs, chickpeas, vegetables and rich spices.

One of my favorite things about this Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken Chickpea Soup is the warm, rich spices that come together with the tender Just BARE® Natural Chicken Thighs , red lentils, chickpeas and vegetables.

Cumin, coriander, paprika, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and harissa paste simmer all day infusing the chicken thighs with flavor.

Let me tell you, the flavors are out of this world! Another nice thing about this meal is that it requires minimal preparation.

You dice up the some of the ingredients, put everything in your slow cooker and let it do the work while you go about your day. At the end of a busy day there is nothing like a warm meal waiting for you.

Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken Chickpea Soup brings together the warm rich spices of Morocco into a hearty, healthy soup packed with protein. This soup brings together red lentils that are simmered in vegetable broth along with tender chicken thighs, chickpeas, vegetables and rich spices.

When you serve this soup make sure you add garnishes to the table.

I like to give my family options: Greek yogurt, lemon wedges, fresh parsley and mint, crushed red pepper and some pita bread to help soak up all of those rich spices in the broth. If you prefer your soup thicker like a stew, eliminate the tomato sauce and the soup will thicken up a bit more.

You can then serve it over brown rice or quinoa if you like.

As we celebrate the New Year many of us have resolutions to eat healthier and live more active lifestyles.

Just BARE’s Living Lean & Clean campaign is to help you do just that. Live a leaner, cleaner life! And the perfect way to get started? This Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken Chickpea Soup.

Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken Chickpea Soup brings together the warm rich spices of Morocco into a hearty, healthy soup packed with protein. This soup brings together red lentils that are simmered in vegetable broth along with tender chicken thighs, chickpeas, vegetables and rich spices.

I have a deep love for Just BARE Natural Chicken Thighs. They are the perfect start to juicy, flavorful entrees {like these Moroccan Chicken Thighs and these Shish Taouk Chicken Thighs}. 

Chicken thighs are versatile–you can do nearly anything with them—from baking, to grilling, to using them in the slow cooker.

When I cook for my family it is very important to me that I know where our food comes from and the quality of what we are eating. With Just BARE, their chicken is traceable to Family Farms.

You can look on your package for a unique traceability code to find where your chicken originated from using their website. When I am cooking with Just BARE, I will involve my children in this process. It is a nice way for them to learn the farm to table process and understand where their food comes from.

Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken Chickpea Soup brings together the warm rich spices of Morocco into a hearty, healthy soup packed with protein. This soup brings together red lentils that are simmered in vegetable broth along with tender chicken thighs, chickpeas, vegetables and rich spices.

If you are looking to raise a healthy family while leading stronger lives, Just BARE Chicken is the best choice.

Just BARE chicken is raised with no antibiotics—ever, is vegetable and grain fed and American Humane Certified™.

It is a great source of protein because it contains all of the essential amino acids. Just BARE is a brand that is known for raising goodness through its mission of good food for more people which is something I can get behind.

As we settle in for the next few months of winter, add this Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken Chickpea Soup to the menu.

A bowl of this soup is high in protein, rich in flavor and will help you lead an active lifestyle.

You can even freeze half of this soup, making meal time easier during the week.

Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken Chickpea Soup

Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken Chickpea Soup

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 20 minutes

 Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken Chickpea Soup brings together the warm rich spices of Morocco into a hearty, healthy soup packed with protein. This soup brings together red lentils that are simmered in vegetable broth along with tender chicken thighs, chickpeas, vegetables and rich spices.

Ingredients

  • 1 package {20 ounces} Just BARE Natural Chicken Thighs
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 of a sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, seeds removed, diced {about 1 cup}
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and chopped {about 1 cup}
  • 1 small butternut squash, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 1 cup red lentils, rinsed until water runs clear
  • 15 ounces can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounces can of diced tomatoes
  • 15 ounces can of tomato sauce
  • 3 cups vegetable broth, low sodium
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne red pepper {optional}
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper {optional}
  • 2 teaspoons harissa paste {optional}
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Garnishes::

  • Freshly chopped parsley
  • Freshly chopped mint
  • Freshly chopped cilantro
  • Greek yogurt
  • Lemon wedges
  • Crushed red pepper

Instructions

Place the garlic, onions, carrots, bell pepper, butternut squash, red lentils, chickpeas, diced tomatoes and tomato sauce in the bottom of the slow cooker and stir well.

Add the cumin, turmeric, coriander, paprika, cinnamon, cayenne pepper {optional}, crushed red pepper {optional}, harissa paste {optional}, salt and pepper and stir again.

Place the chicken thighs on top of the vegetable mixture. Pour the chicken broth over everything, cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.

Notes

To help the flavors develop start by heating a large skillet over medium high heat. Heat 2 Tablespoons olive oil and add the onion and garlic along with the cumin, turmeric, coriander, paprika, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper, harissa paste, salt and pepper.


Sauté until the onion is soft and the spices are fragrant. At this point add the onion mixture into the slow cooker and add the remaining ingredients from there. 

You can modify the vegetables in this recipe to you liking. If you don't love butternut squash feel free to leave it out. The soup will just be more broth and less hearty. If you want you can add things like zucchini, celery, chunks of potato or a different color bell pepper. 

I used chickpeas in this recipe but you can also use a different bean, like white beans. 

You can play with the spices to your liking. I like my soup rich with flavor and spice. Feel free to leave out the crushed red pepper, harissa paste and the cayenne pepper if you want less spice. 

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Maren

Thursday 31st of October 2019

This looks great and I'm going to try it, but the directions don't say anything about heat level or cook time. The recipe header does say 6 hours--I assume that's on low? Thanks!

Julia

Friday 1st of November 2019

Sorry I will fix that now and update the instructions! Yes- low for 6-8 hours or you could do high for 3-4 hours.

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