Spiced Chicken Pieces and Puy Lentils with herbs and lemon

By The Nosh Team -Posted on 16th Mar 2013  
Spiced chicken with puy lentils-MAIN

Recipe info

Cost: TBC

Serves: 4

Ease: **

Prep Time: 25 Minutes

Cook Time: --

Ingredients

Spice mix

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon tumeric
The Rest
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 200g pack green beans, trimmed
  Lentils
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 mushrooms, sliced
  • 6 spring onions, sliced
  • 400g tin puy lentils, drained
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 3 tomatoes, cut into chunks
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped coriander
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley
 

  1. Mix together the spices and put on a plate. Add the chicken breasts and distribute the spices evenly over them. Press the spices in and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the chicken and cook for 2 minutes each side on a high heat. Then fry for 3-4 minutes each side, on a low heat, with a lid on the pan.
  3. Test the thickest part of the chicken to make sure it is no longer pink inside.
  4. Put the beans in boiling water and simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Put the oil in a frying pan and fry the mushrooms and spring onions for 2 minutes. Add the lentils and lemon juice and cook for 1 minute.
  6. Take the pan off the heat and add the tomatoes and the fresh herbs. Mix together.
  7. Cut the chicken into slices and serve with the lentil mix and the beans.
 

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