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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haylz85's picture
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I used more lentils than recommended and served with cauliflower and brocolli - no need for potatoes, delicious.

sabrina74's picture

we loved this the first time i made it, so the next time i added a tsp of cumin seeds with the onion and garlic, and when adding all the stock and wine i add a small amount of crushed dry red chillies, i serve it with roast potates to mop all that lovely sauce.

smhayter's picture

We've had this a couple of times now. It is a favourite. We have had it exactly as the recipe says which is delish, but also dropped the bacon and added red peppers and some garam masala for an Indian feel and that is gorgeous.

A really versatile dish.

evenstar's picture
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I made this last night and it was easy to make and really delicious. I will definitely be making this again!

kristinagoodfood's picture

could you cook this early in the day and reheat for evening meal?

crockytiger's picture
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Oops, forgot to rate the recipe!!

crockytiger's picture
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This is a real favourite with my husband, filling, healthy and easy to cook - win, win all round

miffycat's picture
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Easy mid-week meal. Had no bacon but added more mushrooms and potatoes. Less healthy because I left the chicken skin on but didn't add any oil, just fried the onions & garlic in the fat the skin produced.

glennie9's picture
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Tried this recipe with tinned lentils was really yummy although my son didnt like the mushrooms in it so I will leave them out next time. I also added some cornflour at the end to thicken the gravy.
really quite filling but served it with crusty bread.

Bungly's picture
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I love this dish as written. I tried it with sausages and cider and it was absolutley fab! Highly recommended.

andym0205's picture
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Very pleasant, made it as a soup with Chicken thighs in the middle. Add cubes of butternut squash at the same time as the mushrooms. Also stirred in paprkia when sweating onions, when it came to pouring in the wine got a nice dark sauce off the bottom of the pan.

vanchi's picture
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made this a couple of times and it's really good. I used chicken breasts, but gave the lentils a good 20 minutes head start. It depends entirely on the type of lentils you use, though. I also reduced the quantity of mushrooms. No other changes.

1william's picture
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Cooked this for my husband and self. We both enjoyed it, found it tasty and filling, I didn't make any changes to the recipe .

msjulesok's picture

Lovely dish. The bacon was a nice addition and I served it with potatoes. Very filling. I used tinned green lentils and it doesn't take too long to cook.

katycooks's picture
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Very simple to do, and the result was a very hearty, tasty and warming dish. (And thanks to reading the reviews first, I prepared early and left it simmering very gently for longer than the recipe stated.) I also made the hot dressed carrots that were suggested as an accompaniment, and included small boiled Charlotte potatoes too - really delicious! A lovely side dish that would go with lots of things.

sandraleeben's picture
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Delicious! My BF had never had lentils before but he thought it was really nice. Got some sauce left, but it was great with potatoes even without chicken!

lucilongman's picture
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Really tasty and easy dinner, used tinned organic lentils which didn't take too long, boyfriend had never tried lentils and now can't wait till I make it again. Made it exactly according to the recipe and served with new pots and broccoli.

gingerminx's picture
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I actually make this dinner in my slow cooker. I do no prep, just put all the raw ingredients in together in the morning, and come the evening, hey presto, a truly spanking meal. Yummy.

joanianson's picture
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Excellent. Quick. Easy. Tasty. Made it several times. Freezes well.

owlypowly's picture
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Very nice. I made this without the mushrooms and used more stock instead of the white whine and it turned out lovely - I did leave it to cook for longer than the stated time though to ensure the lentils were softer.

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