Braised Chicken and Lentils

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 311.7
  • Total Fat: 8.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 61.0 mg
  • Sodium: 541.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 41.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 15.0 g
  • Protein: 29.7 g

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This is a very basic recipe that can be tweak to feature any culture or flavor you want. This is a very basic recipe that can be tweak to feature any culture or flavor you want.
Number of Servings: 4


    1 tbsp olive oil
    4 bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed
    2 onions, chopped
    1 red pepper, chopped
    3 cloves of garlic, minced
    1 tbsp smoked paprika
    1 tsp saffron
    1 cup lentils, picked through and rinsed
    2 cups chicken stock
    1 large can chopped tomatoes
    salt and pepper to taste


Heat oil in heavy, high-sided skillet over medium heat. Salt and pepper the chicken. Add chicken; cook 10 minutes or until browned and no longer pink in center, turning once.

Remove chicken and set aside. Saute onion and pepper until softened (about 5 minutes). Add garlic, paprika and saffron and stir until fragrant (1 minute).

Add lentils, chicken broth and tomatoes. Bring to a boil over high heat.

Nestle chicken into lentil mixture in pan. Cover; simmer 40 to 45 minutes until liquid is absorbed and lentils are tender. Check periodically. Adjust seasonings as needed.

Serving Size: 1 thigh and about 1c mixture

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BUUKWORM14.

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