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Broiled Rosemary Chicken over Pureed Lentils

This is a complete meal that is highly nutritious and delicious. It takes a few minutes longer to cook and clean up than most of our recipes, but is well worth it. It is a great meal to prepare when you have company and want to make something special.

Broiled Rosemary Chicken over Pureed Lentils Prep and Cook Time: 35 minutes

3 boneless chicken breasts with skin (6oz each)
1 15oz can lentils, drained
1 medium sized onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 ˝ cups crimini mushrooms, sliced
3 TBS vegetable or chicken stock
˝ tsp dried thyme, or 1 TBS fresh
˝ tsp dried sage, or 1 TBS fresh
˝ cup walnuts
3 TBS fresh lemon juice
1 ˝ TBS chopped fresh rosemary, or 2 tsp dried
2 cloves pressed garlic
1 TBS olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

  1. Preheat broiler to low and place baking pan big enough to hold chicken under heat in middle of oven. Do not use glass or pyrex for this. Season chicken breasts with a little salt and pepper. When pan is hot place chicken breasts in hot pan and return to middle rack under broiler. Broil for just about 15-20 minutes.
  2. While chicken is broiling, bring pot of water large enough to cook the chard to a boil.
  3. Chop onion, garlic, mushrooms and herbs. Healthy Sauté in medium sauté pan over medium low heat for just about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add drained canned lentils, walnuts and 3 TBS stock and heat through. Puree in blender or food processor with salt and pepper to taste. You will have to scrape sides of blender with a rubber spatula a few times.
  4. Place lemon juice, pressed garlic, chopped rosemary, salt and pepper in small sauté pan and heat on stove for a minute. Turn off heat and whisk in olive oil. Remove skin from chicken, slice, into thirds, and serve with pureed lentils and chard. Drizzle rosemary lemon broth over everything. Serve.

    Serves 4

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