I was very impressed with this entree and wanted to pass it on. I used the recipe below, minus the chicken. I added another clove of garlic and more curry This was my first time eating lentils. Yum. I have been missing out on these bad boys all my life. This meal was both healthy and inexpensive. The ingredients, minus the chicken, cost around $7. Jim liked it too and made suggestions on ingredients we could add for next time. As a bonus, my house smelled delicious, and I used a crock-pot, which means I filled it and forgot it. If you make this, post your opinion. Would you add anything?
Jillian’s Mulligatawny with Shredded Curried Chicken
1 tbsp plus 1/2 tsp olive oil
1/2 cup chopped red onion
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
2 tsp grated peeled ginger
1 tbsp plus 1/4 tsp curry powder *
Salt and ground black pepper
1 medium carrot, chopped
1 granny smith apple, peeled, cored, and chopped
8 oz dried red lentils, picked over and rinsed
4 cups low-sodium chicken stock or vegetable broth
1/2 cup coconut milk
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
8 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 cup brown rice, cooked
1/4 cup chopped scallion greens for garnish
Place all ingredients into slow cooker on low for 6-7 hours or until vegetables and lentils
are tender and meat is cooked.
* For a less-spicy dish, reduce the amount of curry powder.
*** My crock pot on high took about 5 hours. The longer it cooked the thicker the stew. This would be an amazing filling for a burrito, you could add a sweet potato, length-wise on a tortilla and lay the filling on top.
Food doesn't have to be boring to be healthy. This dish proves it. Enjoy.
Another recipe I will try this week is here .