One-pot lentil chicken

One-pot lentil chicken

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Cooking time

Ready in 40 minutes

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

This all-in-one meal makes a brilliant guilt-free supper, and if you are really hungry - just add potatoes

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
360
protein
41g
carbs
14g
fat
10g
saturates
3g
fibre
2.5g
sugar
0g
salt
2.4g

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 2 rasher lean dry-cure back bacon, trimmed and chopped
  • 2 large bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp plain flour
  • 2 tsp tomato purée
  • 150ml dry white wine
  • 200ml chicken stock
  • 50g green lentils
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 85g chestnut mushrooms, halved if large

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a non-stick wide, shallow pan, add bacon and fry briskly until lightly coloured, then lift on to a plate. Add the chicken and fry on each side until lightly brown. Set aside with the bacon. Tip onion and garlic into the pan and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the flour and tomato purée, then stir over a low heat for 2-3 minutes. Add the wine, stock, lentils and thyme. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the mushrooms. Add the bacon and chicken, pushing them under the liquid. Cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until lentils are tender and the chicken cooked. Season with salt and pepper.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2002

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judiffcarr's picture
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made this a few times now - without mushrooms! its delicous, really easy and so so tasty! I added carrots to include an extra portion of veg (added at the same time as lentils) served with mash and greens. becoming a firm family favourite!!

mayrhofer's picture
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Done this many time with variations - I make it spicy with cayenne pepper, I consider bacon and wine optional, and I occasionally add carrot and/or celery on the begging. I also don't use flour, and I use fresh chopped tomatoes instead of purée.

cookie2012's picture
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Great taste and can't believe something so healthy tastes so good!

irenemorrill's picture
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hearty but tooo tomato pureeeey for me. Would repeat with tinned toms instead next time and if that doesn't work tined toms and a little tom puree. I the healthy aspect and so will give it another whirl with changes.

judiffcarr's picture
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made without mushrooms (yuck!) and served with mash and veg. DIVINE. so easy and tasty, thyme was lovely in it. definitely making again

wifpoo's picture
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I was unable to get dried green lentils and substituted tinned lentils. I cut down the stock and added the lentils 15 minutes before the end of cooking, and it was fantastic.

My whole family enjoyed this meal, I will definitely be cooking this recipe again.

hicksalison's picture
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Delicious, one of the best recipes I've tried so far.

kathy535's picture
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Easy to make and tasty. Added more mushrooms and next time I'll try using fresh thyme.

mertinpants's picture
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Gorgeous! We miss out the bacon sometimes if we want to reduce cals x

katycwright's picture
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Undecided on this one. Kind of like a stew but not as good. Lentils took ages and were still al dente. Husband liked it which is rare for a healthy dish!

megarrr's picture
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TASTY!

I used boneless chicken thighs instead and it worked a treat.

vicki1605's picture
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I used canned lentils as I had them in already and more stock instead of wine and it was delicious.

shadagasta's picture
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I added few carrots and it was delicious !!!!!

nuskin's picture
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What a difference a day makes! This was fabulous tonight and look forward to making it again soon.

nuskin's picture
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Made this today for the first time, didn;t have any bacon and used 4 chicken legs. It was very nice but not sure how to rate it I'll save that until tomorrow when we eat the rest. Served with rice and broccoli.

vikingpurplepenguin's picture
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Used half a 400g tin of green lentils, rather than dried, so I did not need to cook it for longer than the recipe stated. Also used 4 chicken thighs (they weren't particularly big thighs).
Lovely flavours, will make again!
Served with carrots and new potatoes.

connievond's picture
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If it wasn't for the bacon I don't think I would enjoy this recipe! I think it lacked flavour but was still edible!

sparklybubble's picture

Really lovely comfort food. I replaced the wine with cider and it was gorgeous :)

lillian123's picture

Lovely recipe, very satisfying!! Used red split lentils instead of green and sustituted the wine for extra stock with a tsp of sugar. Served simply with broccoli. Yummy!!!!

cosynook's picture
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Yippee only 8 weightwatchers pro points

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