Chicken and Lentils with Noodles

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Chicken and Lentils with Noodles
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Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
1 hr 15 min.
Preparation

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Even smarter

Chicken packs this noodle dish with satiating protein, while the lentils add even more protein and powerful fiber.

This dish tastes great with turkey or steak instead of chicken.

Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
1 ¼ cups yellow Lentils (rinsed)
1 tsp salt
2 Tbsps butter
1 onion (chopped)
1 carrot (sliced)
1 stick Celery (chopped)
2 cloves garlic cloves (crushed)
2 tsps Garam Masala
1 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Chili powder
4 Chicken breasts (skinned and cut into bite size pieces)
1 cup canned tomatoes (chopped)
salt
freshly ground peppers
To serve
Baby spinach
cooked Whole Wheat Noodles
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Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Pot, 1 Skillet, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Peeler, 1 Sieve, 1 Immersion blender

Preparation steps

1.
Put the lentils in a pan with 1 l of water and the salt. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 30 minutes until the lentils are tender and have absorbed most of the water.
2.
Melt the butter in a large pan, add the onion, carrot, celery and garlic and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in the garam masala, turmeric and chilli powder to coat the vegetables then add the chicken and fry for 5 minutes.
3.
Add the tomatoes and cooked lentils and a little more water if necessary. Cover and simmer gently for 15 minutes until the chicken is tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
4.
Serve with spinach leaves and wholewheat noodles.