Taste and see …

Pita bread & lentils April 18, 2011

Filed under: Breads,Dinner — F. Penner @ 11:19 PM
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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)
  • cinnamon
  • cumin
  • coriander
  • oregano
  • garlic powder
  • paprika
  • thyme

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.

Pita bread from Tasty Kitchen

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.).