Chicken and Lentils

Chicken and Lentils

Lorraine Friberg 4

"This recipe is an unusual dish that all the family loves and is requested by all from the smallest to the adults. Don't let the 'lentil' ingredient scare you. It is absolutely delicious and very nutritious. It is the dish most often requested in our home. The recipe directions look complicated, but are very simple."


1 h 30 m servings 308 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 308 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 13.5 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.7g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 27.8 g
  • 56%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 816 mg
  • 33%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat, and cook the chicken pieces 5 minutes on each side, or until juices run clear. Remove chicken from skillet, and set aside.
  2. Place onion in the skillet, and cook 5 minutes, until tender. Mix in the carrot and garlic. Stir in the lentils and broth, and season with salt. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes.
  3. Return chicken to skillet. Cover, and continue cooking 20 minutes. If the mixture becomes too dry, add a little water to just moisten.
  4. Stir tomato sauce into the skillet. Season with rosemary and basil. Continue cooking 10 minutes, or until lentils are tender. Stir in lemon juice, and serve warm.
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  1. 208 Ratings


I have cooked this recipe twice now, once with the bone in chicken and once with boneless skinless. We are health concious and usually use boneless skinless anyway. My husband and I both prefer...

YUMMY!! I will definitely make this again and again. Like other reviewers, I soaked the lentils for an hour and doubled the lentil cooking time. I also left the salt until last since salt prev...

Delicious and very satisfying, especially on a chilly evening. I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs and it matched well with the lentils. The chicken came out very tender. I had to add abo...

This was really good. I used 1 tsp fresh basil instead of 1/2 dried because my husband, the food snob, said that dried basil is really to be used when it can cook for awhile for the flavors to ...

I had never had lentils before but I really loved this. My husband and one year old son loved it also. I added a little fresh grated motzarella cheese on top. I also cooked it all my croc pot...

Put all in the crockpot before bed and the wonderful smell woke me up at 5:30 in the morning. Used 14-oz can of pureed tomatoes instead of tomato sauce.

I used almost 3 cups of broth and skipped tomato sauce and lemon juice. It turned out to be a very comforting food. I love it.

This recipe was great... I will certainly be making this one again - incredible! I had people flocking to my apartment, asking what the smell was... This recipe was quite filling, very satisfy...

Wow! I've been trying new recipes with lentels and this one is now my favorite! I put the spices in before the stock to release their flavors. Next time, I might omit the tomato sauce (taste tes...