Curried Chicken, Lentil and Rice Skillet

Curried Chicken, Lentil and Rice Skillet

This high fibre dish is mildly spiced to suit most palates and it is easy to prepare with only one dish to clean!

What You’ll Need:

Ingredients

1 tbsp each butter and canola oil 15 mL
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, quartered 500 g
1 cup finely chopped onion 250 mL
1 red pepper, chopped 1
1 tbsp mild Indian curry paste 15 mL
2 tsp minced fresh ginger 10 mL
1 tsp ground cumin 5 mL
1/2 tsp each cinnamon, salt and pepper 2 mL
1 cup Tex Farm long grain white rice 250 mL
1 can, 19 oz (540 mL) lentils, drained and rinsed well 1
1 cup coarsely shredded carrot 250 mL
1 cup each chicken broth and apple juice 250 mL
1/2 cup frozen peas 125 mL
1/4 cup sliced green onion (optional) 50 mL
  Plain yogurt and mango chutney (optional)  

Directions

Heat butter and oil in a large deep skillet set over medium-high heat. Add chicken and brown on all sides. Add onion and red pepper; cook for 5 minutes or until tender and golden. Stir in curry paste, ginger, cumin, cinnamon, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant.

Add rice, stirring until each grain is coated with spice mixture. Add lentils, carrot, broth and apple juice, stir to scrape up any browned on bits from the bottom of the pan. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Stir in peas. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 10 minutes.

Sprinkle with green onion (if using). Serve with bowls of yogurt and mango chutney (if using) on the side.

Makes 4 servings

Tip: To use long grain brown rice, add an extra 15 to 20 minutes to the cooking time.

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