Spicy harissa chicken with lentils

Spicy harissa chicken with lentils

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(9 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 45 mins

Easy

Serves 4
This healthy one-pot from reader Sarah Oliver with chicken thighs, Puy lentils and harissa is packed with flavour - hearty, filling and low in calories

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal440
  • fat13g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs36g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre10g
  • protein39g
  • salt1.3g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 50g harissa
    Harissa

    Harissa

    ha-riss-ah

    This hot, aromatic paste made from chilli and assorted other spices and herbs is spicy and…

  • 500g chicken thigh, skin removed, boned and diced
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 200g dried Puy lentils
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 1.2l stock, made from 1 chicken or vegetable stock cube
  • flat-leaf parsley, to serve (optional)

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Fry the onion on a low heat for 5-6 mins until softened and translucent. Add the garlic and cook for 1 min more.

  2. Stir in the harissa, add the chicken and cook until well browned all over. Stir in the carrot, lentils and tomatoes, then add the stock so the chicken is fully immersed.

  3. Reduce the heat and cook, uncovered, for 30-35 mins until the chicken is thoroughly cooked, and the lentils are tender and have absorbed the liquid. Season well, scatter with parsley (if using) and serve.

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Lindaxg
9th May, 2016
5.05
Very tasty and very easy to make, can see it becoming a favourite in our household.
cheriepope1
6th Jun, 2015
5.05
This recipe is so tasty, it's even better the day after and is now a staple meal in our house!
jes_668
29th Apr, 2015
5.05
Love this recipe, it has become a firm favourite in our household
hib1980
26th Jan, 2015
5.05
Tried this for the first time this evening and husband and I both loved it. Not too spicy but loads of flavour, and really healthy. Added some sliced red pepper just before the carrot etc as well and served with broccoli. Will definitely make again!
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