Chicken & cherry tomato lentils

Chicken & cherry tomato lentils

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 4

A simple traybake that combines storecupboard pulses with chicken thighs, cumin and parsley

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal356
  • fat9g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs31g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre10g
  • protein41g
  • salt1.7g
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Ingredients

  • 500g skinless chicken thigh, cut into chunks
  • 1 red onion, cut into wedges through the root
  • 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…

  • 200g cherry tomato
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 2 x 250g pouches microwave Puy lentils
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • handful parsley, chopped
    Parsley

    Parsley

    par-slee

    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Toss the chicken and onion with the oil, arrange on a baking tray and season. Roast for 10 mins, then add the cherry tomatoes and sprinkle over the cumin seeds. Cook for another 10 mins.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the Puy lentils following pack instructions, then turn out into a large serving bowl. Once the chicken is ready, add everything to the bowl with the lentils and toss together. Stir in the red wine vinegar, parsley and seasoning to taste.

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hungryhusband
5th Jan, 2014
This was a delicious and easy dish. I happened to have a couple of pouches of lentils left over from our holiday in France so this was perfect! I will certAinly make this again but use dried lentils. I did add a little more cumin.
faitlp
26th Oct, 2013
3.05
According to others in the house, the taste was a bit boring. Saying that the chef forgot to put cumin in the pan. I'd probably substitute cumin for caraway seed and definitely add garlic. Personally I liked it, as it was something different from what we normally have.
wardbennett
10th Oct, 2013
no lentil pouches here. 500g regular lentils ok or are they like instant porridge, pre-digested?
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kalliberri
8th Oct, 2013
What, in the 21st century, is wrong with a microwave? They are very good at certain jobs, and speed things up for those of us with less time! The recipe is very nice by he way!
Irene_Berlin
7th Oct, 2013
Why do we need to use microwave ingredients? Let's be 21st century and try to avoid the microwave! I know it takes longer - worth it.
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