Braised chicken with spinach and lentils

This braised chicken with spinach and lentils recipe is low in fat and high in protein and fibre.
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Details
  • 4
  • 10
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
Nutrition
  • Energy 2500kj
  • Carbohydrate 53g
  • Total fat 13g
  • Saturated fat 2.5g
  • Dietary fibre 14g
  • Sodium 655mg

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 x 170g chicken breast fillets, cut into 3cm cubes
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped, plus 1 tablespoon chopped celery leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chopped thyme leaves
  • 1 cup (250ml) Massel salt reduced chicken style liquid stock
  • 120g baby spinach leaves
  • 2 x 400g cans brown lentils, rinsed, drained
  • 4 crusty bread rolls, to serve

Method

  1. Heat oil in a deep frypan over medium-high heat. In 2 batches, add chicken and brown all over for 3-4 minutes.
  2. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. Reduce heat to medium, add onion, celery stalk, garlic and thyme, then season. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring, until vegetables soften.
  4. Return chicken to pan with stock, bring to the boil, then cover and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked.
  5. Stir in spinach, celery leaves and lentils, then cook for 3-4 minutes until spinach is wilted and lentils are warmed through.
  6. Serve with crusty bread.

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