complete dish, tasty and very easy

We can enrich a simple lentil dish in many ways. Today I propose these lentils with chicken breast and mushrooms. So, to the high-quality proteins that the lentils have, we add the lean proteins of the chicken breasts, while the mushrooms add a lot of flavor and umami.

A dish that was originally an appetizer is transformed into a single dish, a main course that is very easy to prepare. Plus: It freezes really well, so you can make more and save it for a day if you’re in a hurry.

Recipe Information

  • preparation time: 15 minutes
  • cooking time: 45 minutes
  • total time: 1 hour
  • portions: 4
  • category: Main dish
  • type of cuisine: Spanish
  • calories: 400 kcal per serving

Ingredients of lentils with chicken and mushrooms for 4 people

  • 200 grams of lentils
  • 1 onion
  • 250 grams of mushrooms
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 liter of water or chicken broth
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • pepper
  • thyme (optional)
Anna Mayr

How to make lentils with chicken and mushrooms

Chop the onion and sauté in extra virgin olive oil.

Chop the onion and sauté in extra virgin olive oilAnna Mayr

Add the lentils, sauté for a few minutes and cover with 1 liter of water (or chicken stock, although the lentils add enough flavor). Cover and cook on low heat for about 40 minutes.

Add lentils, fry for a few minutesAnna Mayr

Cut the chicken breast into cubes. Dice the mushrooms.

Fry the chicken in a pan with extra virgin olive oil until golden brown on the outside.

Fry the chicken in a pan with extra virgin olive oil until golden brown on the outside.Anna Mayr

Add the whole unpeeled garlic cloves and a few sprigs of thyme, if using.

Add the whole unpeeled garlic cloves and a few sprigs of thymeAnna Mayr

Add the mushrooms.

Add the mushrooms and fry, mix.Anna Mayr

Fry and when the mushrooms release their water, scrape the bottom to integrate all the flavors well.

Sauté and when the mushrooms release their water, scrape the bottom to incorporate well.Anna Mayr

When the lentils are done, add the chicken to the pot with the mushrooms and serve.

When the lentils are done, add the chicken to the pot with the mushrooms and serveAnna Mayr

Simple preparation overview

  1. Chop the onion and sauté in olive oil
  2. Add the lentils, sauté for a few minutes, cover with 1 liter of water and cook for about 40 minutes
  3. Dice the chicken breast and mushrooms
  4. Fry the chicken breasts in olive oil and add the whole garlic cloves and thyme
  5. Add the mushrooms and sauté until they have released their water
  6. Add the chicken and mushrooms to the lentils and serve