1 ½ pounds FreeBird chicken thigh meat, boneless and skinless, cut into 1” cubes
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. minced fresh ginger
1 medium onion
1 tsp cumin
½ tsp dried mustard
½ tsp dried coriander
¼ tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
4 cups chicken broth
1 cup red lentils
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
2 carrots, peeled and cut into ½ “ rounds
2 small potatoes, peeled and diced into ½ “ cubes
1 small sweet potato, peeled and diced into ½” cubes
1 large bag (12 oz) cleaned and chopped spinach
2 Tbsp. freshly chopped cilantro
6 Tbsp. plain yogurt or sour cream
In a stock pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add chicken cubes and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Saute for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally to brown all sides of meat cubes.
Add garlic, ginger, and onion. Saute for another 2-3 minutes. Add dried spices (cumin, mustard, coriander, cinnamon) and brown sugar and stir until combined. Add broth and tomatoes with juice; bring to a boil. Add vegetables. Return to boil, reduce heat and cook for 10 minutes. Add lentils, cover, and simmer for an additional 20 minutes.
Using a fork, check to be sure vegetables are soft. When soft, add spinach, stir to combine until spinach is wilted. Add cilantro.
Serve in soup bowls. Garnish each bowl with a dollop of plain yogurt or sour cream, if desired, and chopped cilantro.
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