One-pot lentil chicken

One-pot lentil chicken

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(93 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 thighs, 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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ateam2010
22nd Apr, 2012
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
25th Feb, 2012
5.05
A tasty filling meal great for when you're on a healthy eating plan.
judiffcarr
22nd Feb, 2012
5.05
made this a few times now - without mushrooms! its delicous, really easy and so so tasty! I added carrots to include an extra portion of veg (added at the same time as lentils) served with mash and greens. becoming a firm family favourite!!
mayrhofer
22nd Feb, 2012
4.05
Done this many time with variations - I make it spicy with cayenne pepper, I consider bacon and wine optional, and I occasionally add carrot and/or celery on the begging. I also don't use flour, and I use fresh chopped tomatoes instead of purée.
cookie2012
20th Feb, 2012
5.05
Great taste and can't believe something so healthy tastes so good!
irenemorrill
28th Jan, 2012
4.05
hearty but tooo tomato pureeeey for me. Would repeat with tinned toms instead next time and if that doesn't work tined toms and a little tom puree. I the healthy aspect and so will give it another whirl with changes.
judiffcarr
20th Jan, 2012
5.05
made without mushrooms (yuck!) and served with mash and veg. DIVINE. so easy and tasty, thyme was lovely in it. definitely making again
wifpoo
20th Dec, 2011
4.05
I was unable to get dried green lentils and substituted tinned lentils. I cut down the stock and added the lentils 15 minutes before the end of cooking, and it was fantastic. My whole family enjoyed this meal, I will definitely be cooking this recipe again.
hicksalison
19th Dec, 2011
5.05
Delicious, one of the best recipes I've tried so far.
kathy535
27th Nov, 2011
4.05
Easy to make and tasty. Added more mushrooms and next time I'll try using fresh thyme.

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