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    Lemon Lentil Stew

    Lemon Lentil Stew. Photo by Rita~

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    Total Time:

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    1 hr 40 mins

    30 mins

    1 hr 10 mins

    sszz's Note:

    This is a hearty and delicious lentil stew with a strong lemon flavor. Serve it with any dinner menu or even as a simple main dish

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    1. 1
      Rinse off the barley and let it soak in a cup of water overnight.
    2. 2
      Preheat the oven to 350°F.
    3. 3
      Place the chicken breast in a baking dish. Zest one lemon on top of the chicken and squeeze all of the juice over it.
    4. 4
      Bake the chicken for approximately 30 minutes or until done (this is for boneless skinless chicken breast, adjust cook time if using chicken with bones).
    5. 5
      Shred the chicken into small pieces and set aside.
    6. 6
      Sauté the onion in a large pot with the olive oil for about five minutes.
    7. 7
      Rinse the lentils and add them to the pot.
    8. 8
      Drain the barley and add it to the pot. Squeeze the second lemon into the pot (be careful not to add any seeds!).
    9. 9
      Add in the chicken broth, diced tomatoes, oregano, parsley, and four cups of water. Mix the contents and bring them to a boil.
    10. 10
      Turn down the heat and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    11. 11
      Add in the shredded chicken breast and carrots and simmer for another 5 minutes.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 24, 2007


      I don`t understand the soaking of the pearl barley overnight for it cooks up just as quick as the lentil to a nice chewy texture. I used red lentils for the recipe didn`t state which to use. The recipe would be easier to follow if the ingredients where in order as used. This is a quick to make recipe and can be quicker if the chicken was cooked right in the pot for more direct chicken flavor. This is a tangy tomatoey lemony recipe. Nice and hearty. Yes I did enjoy it. Would have loved some garlic and some heat like pepper flakes added to it. I packed in in individual freezer bags for quick defrost and a healthy low fat lunch. As for the barley----- If this recipe called for Whole barley which includes the bran. I can understand the grain needs to be soaked overnight and then simmered for at least an hour. Barley is a good source of protein one of my favorite grains. Thanks!

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    Nutritional Facts for Lemon Lentil Stew

    Serving Size: 1 (284 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 122.2
    Calories from Fat 29
    Total Fat 3.3 g
    Saturated Fat 0.7 g
    Cholesterol 9.2 mg
    Sodium 174.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 16.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.4 g
    Sugars 2.8 g
    Protein 7.4 g

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