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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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.

sajan1's picture
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Cooked it for longer to soften the lentils but I needed to add more liquid as it cooked. Ended up delicious though and I have now done it several times

glasgow's picture
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Fantastic!! My husband and I loved this - really tasty.

Bungly's picture
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I love this recipe! I have made it a few times and it is definitely one of my favourites. Easy, warming and filling. Wonderful!

nuffinbuttrouble's picture
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This had a quite nice flavour. the preparation was a little long for what is basically a stew, browning the chicken properly takes a while but is worth it. I have definatley made better one pots with less prep time.
If you double the recipe to feed four (as i did) i would recommend not doubling up on the wine (maybe fifty percent more)

cora2323's picture
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DE-LI-CIOUS!!
Like Rach I used organic chicken breasts then served it with new potatoes and carrots...and a glass of white wine - a winner!

stellanova's picture
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Absolutely delicious and very straightforward – like other commenters, I let it cook for a bit longer and the results just melted in the mouth.

kickingkatie's picture
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yummers! fits into my Greek doctor diet well also :)

traciekan's picture

absolutely delicious
i made it the day before then added more stock and reheated the day after in the oven with a cover on
gorgeous though did cook a lot longer.
delish with french bread.
would be nice with sausages or even belly pork.

gourmetgorton's picture
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Really enjoyed this and thought made a lovely dish. Would recommend.

sspink's picture
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Very tasty and filling. We like one pot dishes for convenience.

laking's picture
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This was delicious! It was easy to make, tasty, warming and filling.. and the bonus is that it is so healthy. We cooked it for longer though to soften the lentils more.

helfire's picture
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Wonderful, filling and easy!! Great for my partner as he works out and he needs the protein and this so perfect for him!!

rach2008's picture
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This recipe had a really lovely flavour, my husband loved it! We have added it to our favorites. I used organic chicken breasts and the flavour was fantastic. The lentals made it a filling dish and added texture. Serve with charlotte potatoes and a large glass of white wine.

lauremartin's picture
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Very easy to do and very healthy. Lentils cooking time is ok (but this was also the time recommended on the packet). Delicious recipe, even better the day after. Serve it with something, like potatoes or vegetables.

smudgy's picture
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tasty but needs a little longer cooking time for the lentils

timandkatie's picture

We actually cooked this recipe for longer than it suggests, and the lentils went all mushy and it was delicious - a really hearty dinner for a cold night!

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