This dish was wonderful - a basic flavorful lentil stew with chicken and bacon. I did not wrap the chicken pieces with bacon, but instead cooked the bacon and then cooked the chicken in the bacon fat. Do not omit the fennel seeds - they are a great touch. I usually don't soak lentils, but I did for 2 hours and they ended up cooking in about 25 minutes. I made this dish way ahead and simply reheated for dinner. We will be making this often.
Different. Good! I like that this recipe contains both lentils and meat. Many lentil recipes are veggie. I had cooked lentils already and a baked chicken, so I didn't wrap the chicken, but added turkey bacon and chicken separately. Served it with toasted french bread with melted Munster cheese. Mmmm.
We really loved this dish. I pretty much followed the recipe. There's just two of us so we got to enjoy for two days. I'll sure be making this one again.