We had initially planned to make split pea soup with some leftover chicken skin, but instead we chose to use it as an accent to lentil soup. In reading recipes online, we figured out that most lentil soup recipes are made up of a vegetable base, some stock, the lentils, then sometimes vinegar at the end. We came up with our recipe based on what we liked and what we had on hand. We also chose to top it with some accessories. This recipe can easily be made vegetarian by excluding the chicken skin (replace with 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil), using vegetable broth instead of chicken broth, and by not using chicharon or bacon bits. It can be made vegan by also keeping out the sour cream.