Today I opened the fridge and the pantry to see what I could use for a nice weekday meal. Since we haven’t had lentils for a while, I thought it might be nice for the kids, together with some chicken and tomato gravy. Here I used beluga lentils, but you can also use red or brown lentils instead. Only the cooking time may vary.
You need the following ingredients:
- 500 g / 1.1 pounds chicken breast
- 200 g / 7 oz beluga lentils
- 400 g / 14 oz chopped tomatoes (canned)
- 1 small onion
- 2 tbsp mascarpone crème
- 2 tbsp cilantro
- salt, pepper
- 1 tbsp ghee (coconut oil)
Cook the beluga lentils with 3 cups water and 1 tsp salt in a pot over medium heat for about 30 minutes. Once done, drain them through a sieve. Peel the onion and chop it thinly. Then cut the chicken into small pieces ∅3cm and wash the cilantro and chop it thinly.
Heat 1 tbsp ghee (coconut oil, or whatever you prefer) in a pan and fry the onions until lightly brown. Then add the chicken and fry each side for about 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes, stir, and let simmer a moment, then add the beluga lentils and stir everything. Season with salt and pepper and add the mascarpone crème and cilantro at the end.