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Baked Herbed Chicken with Lentils

Lentils with an almost earthy, nutty flavor make this a memorable, yet easily prepared dish.

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Cook Time 
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Servings 
8

Ingredients 

8 ounces (1-1/2 cups) brown lentils
4 carrots, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1 red onion, coarsely chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 can (14 ounces) fat-free low-sodium chicken broth
8 pieces (3-1/2 pounds) Gold'n Plump® Bone-In Chicken
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Instructions 

Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly coat 13” x 9” baking pan with cooking spray.

Put lentils in colander and rinse to remove dust; also pick through and discard any shriveled ones.

Transfer lentils to a large bowl; stir in carrots, onion, and garlic.

Spread mixture in prepared pan. Stir in chicken broth.

Arrange chicken over lentils. Dot with butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Bake for about 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until lentils are tender and chicken is thoroughly cooked and pierces easily with a fork.

Sprinkle servings with parsley.

Tips 

Unlike some legumes, lentils don’t require soaking before cooking, making this a very easy dish to prepare.

Variations 

2 teaspoons jarred minced garlic may be substituted for minced fresh garlic.

Nutritional information may change when substituting product. If you choose to substitute frozen chicken for this recipe, it's best to thaw the product before cooking.

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  • Serving Size
    • Servings 
      8
  • PER SERVING
    • Calories 
      477
    • Calories from Fat 
      44%
    • Total Fat 
      23g
    • Saturated Fat 
      7g
    • Total Carbohydrate 
      25g
    • Protein 
      42g
    • Sugars 
      5g
    • Cholesterol 
      142mg
    • Dietary Fiber 
      12g
    • Sodium 
      467mg
  • DAILY VALUE
    • Vitamin A 
      158%
    • Vitamin C 
      9%
    • Calcium 
      4%
    • Iron 
      21%
  • DIETARY EXCHANGES
    • Starch/Bread 
      1.5
    • Fat 
      1.5
    • Vegetable 
      1
    • Lean Meat 
      4.5
    • Recipes calling out meat in the Dietary Exchanges category were analyzed with information prior to 2014 updates. Recipes calling out protein were analyzed with the new information after 2014.
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