Prep2 hrs 15 mins
Cook1 hr 30 mins
First Prize Heart's Delight Recipe Contest- Junior Division. From "Cooking a la Heart"- Delicious Heart Healthy Recipes from the Mankato Heart Health Program, 1988.
- 2 1⁄2 lbs skinless chicken, cut in pieces
- 1 1⁄2 cups lentils
- 1⁄2 cup split peas
- 3 quarts water
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 cup chopped carrot
- 1⁄2 cup chopped onion
- 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
- 1⁄2 teaspoon whole thyme
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground sage
- 1⁄4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- The night before serving, bring skinned, defatted chicken, lentils and split peas to a boil in water.
- Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 2 hours.
- Remove chicken; bone, dice, and refrigerate.
- The next day, remove and discard any congealed fat.
- Add celery, carrots, onion, parsley, thyme, pepper, turmeric, sage and poultry seasoning.
- Simmer 1 1/4 hours.
- Just before serving, add diced chicken and heat thoroughly.