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Slow Cooker Chicken Chorizo, Lentil & Bean Soup

As summer comes to an end and we turn the corner to autumn, we start craving hearty soups and stews like this comforting chicken chorizo soup with lentils and beans. It is easy to prepare in your slow cooker and will leave you feeling warm in the face of falling leaves and cooling temperatures. Make this lentil and bean soup your own by substituting kielbasa or turkey sausage for the chicken chorizo or adding additional vegetables.

Slow Cooker Chicken Chorizo Lentil Bean Soup

Yield: Serves 6
Author: Hamilton Beach Test Kitchen


  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 large onion, peeled, quartered
  • 12 oz chorizo chicken sausage, sliced 1/2-inch thick
  • 3 carrots, peeled, sliced
  • 1 lb. brown lentils, rinsed well and drained
  • 3 cans (15 oz. each) cans low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cans (14 oz. each) diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 can (14 oz.) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme
  • ½ fresh lime, juiced
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cayenne
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Fresh thyme, for garnish


  1. In food processor, process garlic with chopping blade until minced. Add onion and process until coarsely chopped.
  2. Combine chorizo, carrots, lentils, chicken broth, tomatoes, chickpeas, onion, garlic, cayenne pepper and thyme sprigs in slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 4 hours OR LOW for 6 hours until lentils are soft. Remove thyme sprigs.
  3. Just before serving, stir in lime juice and season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper.


The innovative IntelliTime™ 6 Quart Slow Cooker (33365) is perfect when you need cooking time flexibility that adjusts to your schedule.

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