Chicken with Lentils, Dates and Rice

Chicken with Lentils, Dates and Rice

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4 Chicken Breasts, boneless, skinned and halved (approx. 11/4 lb)

2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil

1 Onion, medium and chopped

2 cups Chicken Broth

1 cup Lentils, dried

1/2 cup California Dates, chopped

1/2 cup Long Grain White Rice

1/2 Red Peppers, diced

1/2 cup Carrots, diced

2 cloves Garlic, mined

1/2 tsp Lemon Peel, grated

1/2 tsp Ground Cumin

1/2 Curry Powder

1 Tbsp Parsley, chopped



Brown chicken breast in 1 Tbsp oil in large, heavy saucepan over medium heat.  Remove chicken and set aside.  Add remining 1 Tbsp oil to pan; stir in onions.  Cook, string frequently, until onions are golden brown, about 15 minutes.  Stir in remining ingredients, except parsley and chicken breasts.  Bring to a boil; cover and simmer 15 minutes.  Arrange chicken breasts on top of lentil mixture; cover and simmer another 8-10 minutes, until chicken breasts are cooked throughly and lentils are tender.  Sprinkle with parsley and serve.


Per serving: 553 claories, Protein 45g, Carbohydrates 67g, Dietary Fiber 5g, Fat-Total 11g, Cholesterol 80mg, Sodium 815mg

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