Chicken & lentil stew with gremolata
- Preparation and cooking time
- Serves 4
Spruce up a light tomato-based casserole with a generous sprinkling of parsley, lemon and garlic, also known as 'gremolata'
For the gremolata
- STEP 1
Heat half the oil in a large flameproof casserole dish, brown the drumsticks on all sides, then transfer to a plate.
- STEP 2
Add the onions and remaining oil to the pan, and cook for 5 mins or so until soft. Add the lentils, tomatoes, 1 can of water and the stock cube. Return the drumsticks to the pan. Bring to the boil, then turn down the heat, put on a lid and simmer for 30 mins or until tender. Keep an eye on the stew and add a little water if it is drying out. Remove the lid and cook for another 10 mins, or until the sauce has thickened, then season.
- STEP 3
Meanwhile, make the gremolata. Mix the lemon zest, garlic and parsley together. Sprinkle over the cooked stew and serve with a chunk of crusty bread.