Danielle of Mostly Food & Crafts
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!