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slow cooker chicken stew with lentils

Slow Cooker Chicken Stew with Lentils and Spinach (Middle Eastern)

This Middle Eastern-inspired Slow Cooker Chicken Stew with Lentil and Spinach is so comforting and delicious. Add this easy crockpot recipe to your weekly meal plan for a healthy dinner idea. The leftovers are great too.

  • Total Time: 6 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


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  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 10ounce package frozen chopped spinach, defrosted with the water squeezed out
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup brown or green lentils, rinsed
  • 3 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 lemon, juiced


  1. Spray the bottom of your slow cooker with a light spray of nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Then, add the chicken, spinach, carrots, onion, lentils, broth, tomato paste, and garlic powder. Stir gently to combine.
  3. Put the lid on the slow cooker and set the temperature to low for eight hours (or high for six hours).
  4. The stew will be nice and thick when it is done cooking.
  5. Remove the lid, stir in the lemon juice, and serve hot.



  1. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat before serving.
  2. You can also freeze the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 2 months.
  3. Feel free to serve this dish with cooked rice, if you wish.

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