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Chicken Breast with Red Lentils, Cheese Kransky and Vegetables

by Kate Mate (follow)
Kate Mate
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Chicken Breast, red lentils, some tasty German sausages and vegetables. Healthy, delicious and easy to make. What more could you want?

Finished dish
Served like this it shows off everything

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Makes: 4 serves or 2 large serves

2 chicken breasts
1/2 cup of red lentils
2 cups of chicken stock
1 cauliflower
2 zucchini's
12 mini cheese kransky sausages

In a sauce pan add red lentils and chicken stock.
Turn the heat onto high and bring to the boil, stirring occasionally.
When the stock is boiling, turn down the heat, place the lid on and simmer for 20 minutes.
While the lentils cook cut the zucchini into rounds and the cauliflower into smaller pieces and set aside for later as they don't take long to cook.
Slice your chicken breasts in half through the middle to make two thinner pieces if chicken.

Finished dish
Cut chicken into two pieces like this

In a fry pan add a little olive oil and turn the heat onto high.
Add two pieces of chicken to the pan and cook for 5 minutes before adding in your other two pieces.
Cook on medium heat until cooked through . Approximately 10-12 minutes.
In a fry pan add your sausages and cook on low heat for about 8 minutes.
Turn off sausages and remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly so you can cut them.
When the lentils are cooked you can start these next steps.
Cut sausages into threes and place back into the pan cut side down so they can brown a little.

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Sausages browning in the pan

Leave sausages to cook for 2 minutes.
Add boiling water to a saucepan and in the vegetables and cook for 5 minutes. You can cook these longer if you like them softer.
Take chicken out and place on a cutting board cutting each piece in half on the diagonal. It should be cooked now and ready to serve. If however it is still pink inside place it back in the pan for 5-10 minutes depending how cooked it is inside.
Now you are ready to serve spoons generous amount of lentils into the bowl and place chicken pieces on top in the centre. Arrange the sliced sausages and vegetables around the chicken and serve.

For this I like approximately 9 pieces of sausages (3 sausages sliced) and just a few vegetables with 1 piece of chicken cut into two. For a bigger meal you could serve 2 pieces of chicken (cut into four) to serve two people instead of four.
If you are confident with cooking chicken you don't need to cut the pieces in half but I'm always worried about it not being cooked in the middle, and I would never want to make anyone sick.

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