Slow Cooker Chicken Sausage & Lentil Stew
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker
I love how easy this meal is to prepare! Full of flavor and veggies!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 5 - chicken sausage links
  • 4 - cup(s) chicken stock
  • 1 - 28 oz. can(s) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 - small white onion(s)
  • 4 - whole carrots
  • 1 - cup(s) dried lentils**
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 1 - tsp dried thyme
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Slice the chicken sausage links into 1/2-inch circles.
  2. Chop the white onion. Peel and chop the carrots.
  3. Place the chicken sausage slices, chicken stock, crushed tomatoes, chopped onion, chopped carrots, dried lentils, garlic powder and dried thyme into the base of the slow cooker.
  4. Set the slow cooker on low and cook for 8 hours. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Prepare the veggies.
  6. Serve Slow Cooker Chicken Sausage & Lentil Stew with veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Slice 10 chicken sausage links into 1/2-inch circles.
  2. Chop 2 small white onions. Peel and chop 8 whole carrots.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the chicken sausage slices
  • Half of the chopped onion
  • Half of the chopped carrots
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • Do NOT add the lentils to the freezer baggie.

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the slow cooker, stirring in the dry lentils, and cooking on low for 8 hours.

Special notes

Store the dry lentils in cool, dry place in your pantry until it’s time to make the meal.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Chicken Sausage & Lentil Stew

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw, add dry lentils and slow cook on low for 8 hours.
Serve with veggies.

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