Moist, flavorful chicken breast with a delicious side of lentils. I suggest serving the lentils over a bed of arugula with the chicken breast on the side. Whatever you do, do not leave out the lemon juice.

Kyla
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Season the chicken liberally with seasoned salt. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add chicken and cook until well browned on all sides, about 10 minutes. Remove chicken from pan and set aside.

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  • Lower the heat, add the onion, and cook and stir until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic, carrot, and pimento, and cook and stir an additional 3 minutes. Pour the chicken broth into the pan, and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon.

  • Stir in the lentils, rosemary, wine, and vinegar. Return the chicken to the pan; simmer until chicken breasts are no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat; stir the lemon juice into the sauce and serve.

Nutrition Facts

538 calories; 15.9 g total fat; 127 mg cholesterol; 612 mg sodium. 36.2 g carbohydrates; 56.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
10/27/2008
The chicken was very good and the kids even at it-amazing! But there was way too many lentils for 4 servings. Next time I will cut the lentils in half. But very yummy! Also I think it would be good with smaller pieces of chicken like drumsticks and wings or maybe just chunks of chicken. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/27/2010
Excellent flavor. My kids are not crazy about lentils. I also felt it could use a few less lentils. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 2
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Rating: 4 stars
10/27/2008
The chicken was very good and the kids even at it-amazing! But there was way too many lentils for 4 servings. Next time I will cut the lentils in half. But very yummy! Also I think it would be good with smaller pieces of chicken like drumsticks and wings or maybe just chunks of chicken. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/27/2008
The chicken was very good and the kids even at it-amazing! But there was way too many lentils for 4 servings. Next time I will cut the lentils in half. But very yummy! Also I think it would be good with smaller pieces of chicken like drumsticks and wings or maybe just chunks of chicken. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2009
I was looking for a recipe for chicken breasts with bones in (hard to fine these days) and I found this one. I was delighted with the way it turned out. It got raves from my family. The chicken was unusually tender savory and piquant. I didn't have seasoning salt on hand so I improvised with salt garlic parsley paprika and pepper. Also I cooked the lentils for twice as long (approx. 40 minutes) as the recipe called for. There were a LOT of lentils but we'll eat them as a side dish after all the chicken is gone. Thanks for this great delicious recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2009
This recipe has been updated with a correction from the submitter. The recipe now calls for a package of steamed lentils not uncooked lentils. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/06/2009
Yummyyy... made this on Val. day and left out the pimintos (because I didn't have them)and everyone loved it! Even my 9yo sis who hates lentils loved it.. she actually requested that I make this again!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/27/2010
Excellent flavor. My kids are not crazy about lentils. I also felt it could use a few less lentils. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/03/2009
Some people think they need a lot of crazy thing for a good recipe. I think this one kind of goes down that road. There are too many Lentils for this dish. I feel overwhelmed by the protein and fiber. This one needs more carbs!! Maybe some potatoes or noodles... Nah Not noodles. I think that this idea is sound but I don't like using white Balsamic vinegar. It has a harsh flavor and makes me think this recipe was just thrown together instead of thought out. I do like the use of fine chopped carrots though. Most people forget how carrots can lend a light sweetness to a dish that is not overwhelming and makes for a good addition for some easy veggies. Lentils are great but this one just has too many. Also think about how this could be cooked in a casserole dish instead of a skillet. I don't own a skillet big enough to accommodate this much food. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2009
This was delicious and easy to make! I didn't have Lawry's so in place I used Mrs. Dash/Chicken. I will keep this recipe! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2009
Really enjoyed this recipe The kids both ate it all up. I did not add the pimento since I had none. Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2010
Everyone loved this. I used some extra homemade chicken stock and everyone had a bowl of soup as a side dish! Read More
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