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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paganqueen's picture
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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's picture
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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's picture
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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's picture

Love this - very hearty and tasty - comfort food without the guilt

BaronSqwelch's picture

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's picture

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's picture

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's picture
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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's picture
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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.

kitchenqueen3's picture
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I have made this several times and my husband & I love it! Can't believe something this tasty can be healthy! I ususally substitute peppers for the mushrooms, and find just using extra stock to replace the wine is fine. I do cook this for an hour and a half to soften the lentils.

angeladhart's picture
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I've made this a few times and I wouldn't change a thing about it. Delicious.

onebakedbean's picture
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Hearty, tasty, healthy.
I made double quantities and next time will add just a little more wine and then up the stock to balance it.

angeladhart's picture
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I liked this recipe but I wish I'd added more than the suggested amount of chicken thighs! Remember - these are small! I will definitely make this again, but with more chicken.

pandor02's picture

Really great. Used slow cooker 4-6 hrs on low and boiled lentils for 5 mins first. Flavours melded well and lentils provided great texture.

welsh8512's picture
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fantastic tasty recipe.

weeshiney's picture
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I made this with chicken breasts and it was delicious. Will definitely make it again.

angwatt's picture
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This is a really tasty recipe with lots of flavour, I did find the lentils needed a little more cooking time and I had to add a lot more stock than was recommended. Served with some jersey royals, would definitely make again!

perkil's picture
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Have made this loads of times now and varied it each time. Sometimes with potatoes or rice and varied the mushrooms or added different veg. Really tasty quick dinner.

ateam2010's picture

Yummy healthy option. We're not drinkers so ditched the wine. Also added a pinch of Sage and a couple of bay leaves. Very well received!

lucy123pig's picture
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A tasty filling meal great for when you're on a healthy eating plan.

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