Low glycemic microwave meal.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place all ingredients in a large microwave-safe bowl. Stir to combine. Cover; microwave on high power about 25 minutes, or until chicken and vegetables are done. Add more broth if needed. Garnish with parsley.

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Nutrition Facts

360 calories; 10.7 g total fat; 91 mg cholesterol; 264 mg sodium. 28.5 g carbohydrates; 36.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (30)

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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2005
This is an excellent healthy stew that really hits the spot. I used leftover chicken breast but omitted the fennel because I do not care for the flavor. Love the spinach in it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/05/2008
This was rather horrible. The fennel was very over powering (and I like fennel!). I had to add all kinds of spices and an extra can of diced tomatoes to make it edible. I gave it two stars because after I tweaked it - it was edible. I would not recommend the fennel. I would also cut the amount of lentils in half. Read More
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36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2005
This is an excellent healthy stew that really hits the spot. I used leftover chicken breast but omitted the fennel because I do not care for the flavor. Love the spinach in it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2005
This is an excellent healthy stew that really hits the spot. I used leftover chicken breast but omitted the fennel because I do not care for the flavor. Love the spinach in it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2007
I did a slight twist - since my boyfriend hates fennel I swapped the fennel and italian herbs for an Indian take - curry powder cumin tumeric and a pinch of all spice. It worked great. Was very easy to make and the ingredients are great comfort food. Tasted great the next day as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2011
Great flavor! I did make a few changes mostly in the preparation. I left out the fennel because I didn't have any and it was delicious without it. I also cooked it on the stove-top not the microwave. I used 3 1/2 c. chicken broth (2 1/2 c. to start and then added 1 c. with the carrots and spinach toward the end.) I put the chicken diced tomatoes lentils 2 1/2 c. chicken broth garlic herbs salt and pepper in a large pot and cooked it for about an hour. Then added 1 c. water with the carrots and spinach and cooked for another 15 mins. or so until the carrots were tender. I'll definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2007
This is an easy and delicious recipe. The first time I made it it was tasty but the chicken was over done and the lentils weren't done enough. The second time I made this dish I cooked the lentils and chicken before hand. When I got ready to eat it I just heated up a bowl for myself and froze the rest. That did the trick. It was perfect. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2008
This really hit the spot for my pre-diabetic hubby! i doubled the recipe and added half an onion and a few stalks of celery. Everything except the spinach was thrown in a slow cooker with an extra cup of water -- I didn't even need to defrost the chicken thighs. After 8 hours or so I mixed in 8oz of frozen spinach and served immediately. The spices could use a little tweaking but as easy weeknight dinners go this was a winner. We'll definitely be making this again. Next time I'll try using some red wine. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/04/2008
This was rather horrible. The fennel was very over powering (and I like fennel!). I had to add all kinds of spices and an extra can of diced tomatoes to make it edible. I gave it two stars because after I tweaked it - it was edible. I would not recommend the fennel. I would also cut the amount of lentils in half. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2006
Great healthy stew I loved the fennel and also added some onion just because thats our personal preference. Thanks so much for the post. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2008
One pot what could be better! Left out the fennel - don't like it. You really need those 8 cloves of garlic otherwise the flavor is flat. I also added about 8 sliced mushrooms. This is a keeper. Yummy hearty and healthy to boot! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2011
I love this recipe. I've made it multiple times and it's so good. I modified it this time by adding Rotell instead of the tomatos simply because I didn't have tomatos and omited the Italian seasoning. It gave it a nice little zip. Read More
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