I’ve been trying for like, 2 years, to get the spices for this one meal I had at my best friend’s house one time, and I finally remembered to ask her a) when I was visiting and b) when I had a pen & paper handy! I decided that I was going to make it as soon as possible when I got back from vacation, because I remember it just being really really good (I don’t think she’s ever served me anything that wasn’t…). This is going to be kind of a ‘lazy’ entry, because I didn’t measure any of the spices, I just threw them all in, then added more of whatever I wanted more of! It’s basically chicken, lentil soup, and a whole bunch of spices. Since I’m just one person, I made a smaller amount, so just mess around with the amount of chicken & soup, etc., for however many you’re cooking for. I probably made enough for 3-4 servings…
Chicken with lentil soup
- 1-2 (depending on size) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size chunks
- olive oil
- 1 can Progresso Lentil Soup (or your lentil soup of preference)
- garlic powder
Cook the chicken pieces until just cooked with a little bit of salt & pepper (and I added some garlic powder too), drain the juices if you want, then add the can of soup and the spices to your taste. I ended up adding in more cinnamon and coriander because I couldn’t taste them – the garlic and cumin kind of overpowered everything else. I let this mixture simmer at low heat, covered, while I baked up the pita bread. You can also serve this over rice, with or without the pita. The pita just sops up the soup so nicely, though! And again – since this is a ‘lazy’ entry, I’m just posting the link for the pita bread.
I was right – this was really tasty, and quite filling (and made me feel all healthy and stuff!). I realize the picture of the chicken and lentils really doesn’t look appetizing, but it really is yummy… You can always just buy the pita bread, but I wanted to try making it cuz I’m odd like that (I also really like baking bread – and I don’t have a bread machine, so I get to knead it all myself! It’s wicked fun – seriously.).