• 1 kg chicken pieces, bone in (thighs and drums)
  • 50 g double smoked bacon or pancetta, chopped
  • 1 onion, peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 stalk celery, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • ¼-½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 x 400 g cans Wattie's Lentils in Springwater, drained
  • 2 cups chicken stock

  • Garnish
  • 1 handful chopped fresh parsley
  • Good quality Parmesan cheese, grated (optional)
  • crusty bread to serve

1. Heat a dash of olive oil in a lidded deep frying pan. Add the chicken and lightly brown with skins on.

2. Remove the chicken and drain any excess oil. Add the chopped bacon, onions, garlic and celery and lightly sauté until soft. Add the mustard, cayenne pepper and then place the chicken back into the pan. (The skins from the chicken can be removed at this stage to reduce fat).

3. Pour over the chicken stock. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to the boil and then cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

4. After 10 minutes add the drained Wattie's Lentils and continue to simmer uncovered for 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked and sauce is reduced.

5. Once reduced stir through chopped parsley and grate Parmesan cheese over the top. Serve with crusty bread.;

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Vicki's Review | Rating

Chicken and lentils go really well together,it will taste delicious

marilyn's Review | Rating

Mustard and cayenne pepper overwhelmed the taste. This recipe left everyone thirsty later on.

Greg's Review | Rating

Great to have Mike on board a man with huge nollege, will deffinately will try this recipe and look forward to the next one.
Cheers greg

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Carleen's Review | Rating

A little hot so will cut back on the spices next time :-)

melissa's Review | Rating

Really nice dinner for the whole family. I only put a pinch of cayenne pepper and one teaspoon of the mustard and it had a nice warmth and flavour but my 2yr old and 6yr could still eat it. Definitely need the bread to soak up the sauce :)

Ella's Review | Rating

So delicious! We added a little creme fresh and it was very tastie. Will be making this regularly. Thanks Mike

kelley's Review | Rating

very nice lots of flavour my 5 year old ate 3 chicken drumsticks so that says something in itself, I only used 1/2 of a !/4 tsp of cayenne pepper based on the reviews I read but would prob go for the whole !/4 tsp next time. Very nice for a change to have lentils and bread. yummy

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Chizu's Review | Rating

This is easy tasty family meal. I like hint of cayenne pepper. I used 1/4 teaspoon. My 11 years old said that's nice. If I have small kids or can't eat hot taste, of course I reduced amount of it from the beginning . It should be fine. This dish is my family favourite now.

Sonia's Review | Rating

Yummy healthy recipe