Indian Style Chicken with Lentils and Chobani.

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I always feel the need to apologize for not taking pictures (when I do this) during daylight hours but with winter time here and some late night dinners… I have to work with what I’ve got.

As you know, I’m doing a joint giveaway with my awesome friend Lauren Kelly who wrote the following book:

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Our giveaway is this Friday and the details are listed on my Facebook page on how to enter.  I jumped at the chance to try some recipes from this book.  So far, both recipes have knocked my socks off!  Yesterday I made her oatmeal cookie bars – to die for.  Last night for dinner, I made this Indian Style Chicken with Lentils and my all time fave Chobani.  Everyone loved it and we had no leftovers!  {good sign.}

INGREDIENTS | SERVES 4–6

1 cup lentils (I used pre-cooked lentils from Trader Joe’s last night.)

3 cups water

1⁄2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced (I used 4 but I love garlic)

1 medium onion, peeled and finely minced

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon cumin

1⁄4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1⁄2 cup chopped fresh parsley

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces

1 cup plain Chobani Greek low fat yogurt

1 tablespoon curry powder

1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce (I used Sriracha)

Directions:

  1. Preheat broiler.  Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Place the lentils and water in a saucepan.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer.
  3. Just before the lentils are cooked (when barely tender, after about 25 minutes), add 1⁄4 teaspoon salt, pepper, garlic, onion, lemon juice, cumin, red pepper flakes and parsley.
  4. Toss the chicken with the yogurt, curry powder, remaining salt, and Tabasco sauce. Place chicken on foil-lined baking sheet and broil for 5 minutes per side.
  5. Mix the chicken into the lentils and serve with rice.

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— Knead to Cook

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13 Comments

  1. I made this last night, and it tasted great – but seeking clarification. 1c of lentils and 3c of water? After 25min I had to drain at least 2c off. More lentils, or less water? I also opted for the Trader Joe’s pre-cooked version. Are these silly questions? I’m new to the world of lentils!

    1. Yes, this was right from Lauren’s cookbook. I did opt for the Trader Joe’s precooked lentils too. I can ask her to clarify for me but I copied from her book.

  2. Made this for dinner and it was great! Next time I think I’ll saute the onions and garlic before stirring them into the lentils.

  3. Sauteed the onion and garlic before throwing in with pre-cooked lentils. Also added cilantro to lentils and mixed all of it with the rice. Absolutely deliscious!

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