Braised Chicken Thighs and Lentils

Its cooler today, that’s not a moan, it’s lovely 😊

I want to cook something a bit more comforting tonight, but still trying to keep carbs down.

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I have a pack of 8 Aldi Chicken Thighs which will be the main part of the meal.

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I finely dice, a medium onion, a medium carrot, a stick of celery, a couple of cloves of crushed garlic and 2 finely sliced pieces of Smoked streaky bacon.

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These can be lightly fried in a heavy based pan with butter and a little olive oil, adding thyme, bay leaf, salt and pepper.  Remove the veg at this stage into a separate bowl.

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Take the chicken thighs, season and pop into the pan skin side down with a little more oil if needed, this is to brown the skin.

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When the chicken is golden, turn skinside up and return the veg to the pan, as the veg starts to soften add a glass of dry white wine, stirring through

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Then add 250ml water, a drained tin of green lentils, stir in a large tablespoon of grain mustard.

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Cover and simmer till the chicken is cooked through 20-30 minutes.

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I removed the thighs to a serving bowl, before adding 300ml of what should be creme fraiche, but is greek Yoghurt as that’s what I have in, stir through the sauce, season to taste.

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I am simply serving this with steamed Tender stem Broccoli

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Delicious …..

 

Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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