Chicken with Spicy Lentils

Chicken with Spicy Lentils

Serves 4
Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 50 mins


  • 8 large skinned & boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 tsp cumin seed
  • 1 tsp coriander seed
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 Red onions thinly sliced
  • 100g (3.5 oz) Green lentils rinsed
  • 400g (13 oz) Can Chopped Toms
  • 2 tbsp Sundried tom paste
  • 1 tbsp light Muscovado sugar
  • 300 ml (½ pint) Chicken stock
  • Salt and Pepper


Season chicken with salt pepper.

Crush cumin + coriander seeds in mortar and pestle

Heat oil in frying pan on hob, gently fry chicken, stirring until beginning to colour.

Stir in garlic, onion and crushed spices.

Turn into casserole dish and add lentils.

Put tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar and stock into frying pan bring to boil pour over chicken lentils.

Mix ingredients together to combine, season with salt + pepper.

Cover dish with foil place on low rack.

Set oven at 200°C and cook for 40 mins until chicken is cooked through.

Serve with rice, couscous or flat bread and roasted tomato salad

Posted by Hummingbird on 9/12/10 at 14.22

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