Monday, January 14, 2013

Indian Style Chicken and Lentils

My assignment for the Secret Recipe Club this month was:

Danielle has lots of delicious recipes, but I was craving something quick and filling.  Her Indian Style Chicken and Lentils fit the bill!  It ended up taking longer because of my darn lentils, but it was still delicious

Here's the recipe.

Indian Style Chicken and Lentils
recipe adapted from Mostly Food & Crafts

8 chicken thighs
salt and pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups chopped onions
3 garlic cloves
minced 1 jalapeno, de-seeded and chopped
2 teaspoons garam masala
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 1/2 cups lentils
1 large carrot, peeled and cut into chunks
2 cups chicken broth

Season chicken with salt and pepper. In Dutch oven, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat and brown chicken, 4 to 5 minutes per side.  Remove and set aside.

Chop together onions, garlic and jalapeno and set aside.

Heat remaining oil in pan; saute salt, garam masala and cumin, about 1 minute.  Stir in onion mixture and cook, stirring, until browned, about 6 minutes. Add the lentils and carrots, stirring to coat. Stir in chicken broth and 1 cup of water.  Add chicken back to pot and bring to a boil.

At this point Danielle says to reduce heat to medium; cook, stirring occasionally, until lentils are tender, about 25 minutes.  I guess my lentils (that I just bought at the store the other day) were older or something, because they took forever to cook.  after about an hour I finally just served up dinner with somewhat crunchy lentils because we couldn't wait any longer!  Such is life.  Just cook until lentils are done I suppose!

Secret Recipe Club


Danielle said...

Im sorry you had trouble with your lentils - I hope you liked the dish anyway.

Miz Helen said...

Good Morning,
This Indian Style Chicken and Lentils looks awesome, Danielle always has the best recipes. This is a great selection for the SRC, and thanks for sharing.
Miz Helen

SeattleDee said...

Mmmm, I can almost smell the aroma of garam masala and cumin wafting through the kitchen. This sounds delicious, and any leftovers would be the base for a terrific lentil soup.

colleen said...

Sorry about the uncooperative lentils, but the recipe sounds really good.

shelley c. said...

Yum - that looks like a flavorful and delicious, while not overly complicated, meal. Great choice!

Anonymous said...

It sounds really tasty. I love anything with cumin in.

Chaya said...

I have some lentils to use up and you just may have given me the way to do this. Thanks. Hope all is well with you.

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