Chicken Sausage and Lentil Stew

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This Lentil Stew with Chicken Sausage recipe is perfect during the cold season! Serve it over mashed potatoes and you’ve got great comfort food. Best of all the chicken sausage is gluten-free!

Lentil stew with chicken sausage.

Lentil Stew with Chicken Sausage – A Twist on Traditional Comfort Food

Unlike a traditional stew, this lentil stew recipe has a bit sweetness and hint of tart which works really well with the chicken sausage.

And then there are the lentils, I simply love them. Lentils are super budget-friendly and rich in nutrients. Lentils contain (relatively) high amounts of protein as well as fiber and vitamin B.

This is a tasty, healthy, and filling recipe and the leftovers keep great overnight. And except for the chicken sausage, all of the ingredients are things you’ll likely find in your kitchen.


  • 1 cup Lentils
  • 12 ounces Chicken Sausage
  • 3 1/2 cups Chicken Stock. Divided.
  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 medium Onion
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 4 stalks Celery
  • 1 cup Baby Carrots
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Maple Syrup

How to make Chicken Sausage and Lentil Stew?

  1. Cook the lentils according to the package instructions.
  2. Brown the sausage in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Sauté the onions, garlic, and celery until tender.
  4. Add baby carrots, dijon mustard, vinegar, chicken stock, and maple syrup. Simmer for about 20 minutes or until the carrots are soft.
  5. Next, add the browned sausage and cooked lentils to the mix and cook for another minute. Serve and enjoy.

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Lentil stew with chicken sausage.

Lentil Stew with Chicken Sausage

Lentil Stew with Chicken sausage is delicious and perfect for the colder season.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gluten Free, gluten free recipes, lentil, lentils
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
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Preparing the Lentils

  • 1 cup Lentils
  • 3 1/2 cups Chicken Stock divided

Preparing the Stew


Cooking the Lentils

  • Rinse and drain the lentils. Bring 3 cups of chicken broth to a boil. Add the lentils. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 35 minutes.

Preparing the Ingredients

  • Chop the onion, garlic, celery, and parsley. Slice the baby carrots in half.

Preparing the Stew

  • Cut the chicken sausage into 1/4 inch pieces and brown in a large skillet over medium heat for about 10 minutes. Remove the sausage from the skillet and set aside.
  • Add the olive oil to the skillet. Once the olive oil is hot, add the chopped onion, garlic, celery. Sauté until the mix is translucent and tender, about 8 minutes.
  • Add the halved baby carrots, mustard, 1/2 cup chicken stock, vinegar, maple syrup, and salt. Continue to simmer over medium-low heat for 20 minutes or until carrots are soft. 
  • Combine the browned chicken sausage and cooked lentils with the vegetables and cook for one minute. Serve and enjoy.


Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 1242mg | Potassium: 661mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 3275IU | Vitamin C: 6.8mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 3.6mg

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Lentil Stew with Chicken Sausage
Updated: November 20, 2019

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2 thoughts on “Chicken Sausage and Lentil Stew”

  1. 5 stars
    Wow, this recipe looks so tasty and yummy! Love the idea of chicken sausage. I am for sure going to try this.