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    India Spice Chicken and Lentils

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    2 hrs 15 mins

    45 mins

    1 hr 30 mins

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    1. 1
      To prepare the chicken, cut the whole bird into breast halves and leg quarters and remove skin.
    2. 2
      In a bowl mix together the vinegar, 1 tablespoon olive oil, garlic, tomato paste, salt, pepper, fennel, cinnamon, chili powder and ginger.
    3. 3
      Add the chicken pieces to the spice mixture, toss to coat.
    4. 4
      Allow to sit in the refrigerator for 12 hours or overnight.
    5. 5
      Remove chicken from the spice mixture.
    6. 6
      Add two tablespoons of olive oil to a sauté pan and cook the chicken for about 10 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. Turn to brown both sides.
    7. 7
      Hold the chicken to the side.
    8. 8
      To prepare the lentils, heat two tablespoons of oil in a large skillet.
    9. 9
      Add the chili powder, cinnamon, garlic, ginger and lentils.
    10. 10
      Sauté for about two minutes.
    11. 11
      Add the chicken stock and bring to a boil.
    12. 12
      Reduce heat, cover and simmer 40 minutes.
    13. 13
      Stir occasionally.
    14. 14
      While the lentils are cooking, sauté the onion in one tablespoon of oil for about 3 minutes.
    15. 15
      Add the vinegar, tomato paste, brown sugar, salt, pepper; then sauté for 2 minutes, hold to the side.
    16. 16
      When the lentils are done, add the onion mixture to the lentils, mix.
    17. 17
      Place chicken pieces on top of lentils; cover and simmer for another 30 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 24, 2007


      Oh, my.....this is one of the best recipes I have ever tried! I promise, I don't say that on every review. This one truly stands out. I had to fight off my 2-year old for the lentils. I did make a few minor changes, none of which I believe were significant. First, I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I found that my fresh ginger had gone bad, so I had to quickly sub some ground ginger. And, I did cut way back on the oil....probably reduced it by more than half. This recipe is so amazing that when no one was around, I licked my plate clean.

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    Nutritional Facts for India Spice Chicken and Lentils

    Serving Size: 1 (230 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 546.0
    Calories from Fat 249
    Total Fat 27.7 g
    Saturated Fat 5.8 g
    Cholesterol 57.9 mg
    Sodium 1218.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 44.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 16.6 g
    Sugars 7.3 g
    Protein 30.0 g

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