Chicken and lentil stew

My family went out for Sunday lunch this week, so we had no leftover meat to use yesterday. I decided to make a family favourite, chicken and lentil stew! Its all made in one pot so minimal washing up =)

The original recipe can be found here and is for 2 people. I changed it slightly to suit our tastes and added a bit more of everything as there are 3 of us in my house.


  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 3 rashers lean dry-cure back bacon, trimmed and chopped
  • 3 chicken breasts, chopped into smaller fillets
  • 1  onion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 150ml dry white wine
  • 300ml chicken stock
  • 80g green lentils
  • 100g mushrooms, halved if large


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok, add bacon and fry until lightly coloured, then lift on to a plate. Add the chicken and fry on each side until lightly brown. Set aside with the bacon.
  2. Tip onion and garlic into the pan and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the flour and tomato purée, then stir over a low heat for 2-3 minutes. Add the wine, stock and lentils. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the mushrooms. Add the bacon and chicken, pushing them under the liquid. Cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until lentils are tender and the chicken cooked. Season with salt and pepper.

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Hmm I really must get better at taking photos! On a more positive note, want to see my new chopping board?

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I love it! I say this in the kitchen all the time!

Hayley x


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