One-pot lentil chicken

One-pot lentil chicken

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(92 ratings)

Ready in 40 minutes

Easy

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

  • Healthy

Nutrition:

  • kcal360
  • fat10g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs14g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre2.5g
  • protein41g
  • salt2.4g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 2 rasher lean dry-cure back bacon, trimmed and chopped
  • 2 large bone-in chicken thigh, skin removed
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp plain flour
  • 2 tsp tomato purée
  • 150ml dry white wine
  • 200ml chicken stock
  • 50g green lentil
    Lentils

    Lentils

    len-til

    The lentil plant (Lens Culinaris) originates from Asia and North Africa and is one of our oldest…

  • ½ tsp dried thyme

    Thyme

    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 85g chestnut mushroom, halved if large

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.

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thommich
28th Dec, 2014
5.05
Used lardons instead of bacon and breasts instead of thighs. Thoroughly delicious. It needed 10 more minutes cooking time.
paganqueen
25th Aug, 2014
5.05
Very tasty dish, I used a tin of lentils so didn't need to worry about them being under cooked. I also used small chicken breasts and doubled the ingredients as was making it for 3 adults. Plenty to go round and very filling.
roulstone02
3rd Jun, 2014
3.8
This is absolutely delicious. My family loved it, even my fussy daughter left a clean plate. I will definitely add this to my repertoire. Thank you!
roulstone02
3rd Jun, 2014
3.8
This is absolutely delicious. My family loved it, even my fussy eater ate everything on her plate. I will definitely add this to my repetoire. Thank you!
bluefish7204
14th Mar, 2014
Love this - very hearty and tasty - comfort food without the guilt
BaronSqwelch
6th Feb, 2014
Decided I am teaching myself to cook...this was my first dish! Took me a while longer to do it but the results were delicious. :) Needed to stir it a fair bit...and it took the 25 minutes rather than 20, added a little more liquid (wine haha) for the extra 5 mins.
Annie B
3rd Nov, 2013
I have made this twice now and it is delicious. I found that there was plenty of gravy the first time I made it so the next time I add extra chicken and there was enough leftover for a lunch for me.
tormcr
23rd Jul, 2013
Definitely the lentils needed longer, may even at browning off stage throw the chicken in with chopped herbs for extra flavour. Served with Roasts but probably didn't need to! Will make again lovely dish.
stilton12
9th May, 2013
3.05
I made a couple of mistakes. Firstly then lentils stuck to the bottom of the pan and burnt without cooking thru. Secondly the dish really needed another 10 mins to cook thru so that the chicken came off the bone more easily. Next time i try it I'll stir the dish occasionally to keep the lentil moving.
rattyboombatty
26th Apr, 2013
5.05
Lovely and filling. I agree with others' posts, and found the lentils took a longer cooking time than the recipe suggests. This has now become a family fave, which is tricky in a house of fussy monkies! I use chicken thighs, which stay nice and moist.

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