Soak lentils in 8 cups water in bowl for 5-6 hours. Place lentils w/ the water in a pot w/ the salt, garlic, bay leaf, oregano, and dill weed. Simmer for about 1 hour, covered, until tender but not mushy.
Add the lemon juice to the lentil mixture. Place the chicken pieces in a casserole and pour the lentil mixture over them, and Top with the cheese, and Bake, covered, at 350 degrees for about 1 hr 15 minute (Might need to add extra water during baking.) Top w/yogurt before serving.
Smith suggests serving w/a crunchy bread, Spinach Salad, and a heavy red wine.