Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Slow-Cooker Lentils with Chicken

I would take a picture of this, but it's all gone. Sorry, that good! Plus, I personally don't think it looks that appetizing and would give everyone preconceived notions that it tastes disgusting. On the contrary, it was quite good and we served it at our potluck on Monday, coming home with only a day's worth of leftovers.

Modified it from crockpot365.blogspot.com - she's got some great stuff, by the way - especially if you have a brand new, 6.5 quart, all-clad slow cooker for a Christmas present. :)

2 cups lentils (mine were green)
3 cups chicken broth
3 cups water
1 small yellow onion, diced
1 cup diced celery
2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon coriander
2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon dried mustard
1 teaspoon turmeric
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 (4 ounce) can diced chiles (hot or mild, your choice)--no need to drain
1 1/2 tablespoon dried parsley (or 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh)
6 chicken breast tenders (or 2 large chicken breast halves)

Rinse the lentils under cold water until it runs clear. Dump into the slow cooker. Add broth and water. Add diced onion and celery. Add all spices, the garlic, and chiles. Stir to combine.

Lay chicken on top of the assembled food.

Cover and cook on low for about 7 hours, or on high for about 4. Before serving, remove chicken from the slow cooker, chop it up, and stir back in. Serve over rice with corn tortillas.