Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Quick 20 minute Weeknight Dinner!

This traditional lentil side dish becomes a quick main meal when you add roasted chicken. Roast Chicken Dal has become one of my favorite dishes to make when I have very little time.  This meal takes 10 minutes to prep and 10 minutes to cook.  It doesn't get any better than that! You will need:

1 1/2 teaspoon oil
1 small minced onion
2 teaspoon curry powder (I prefer yellow)
1 15 ounce can lentils or 2 cups cooked lentils
1 14 ounce can of diced tomatoes
2 lbs. precooked rotisserie breast chicken diced with bones and skin discarded
1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
1/4 cup plain yogurt or coconut keifer to make it dairy-free

Heat oil in a large heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened but not browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Add curry powder and cook stirring, until combined with the onion and intensely aromatic, 20 to 30 seconds. Stir in lentils, tomatoes, chicken and salt and cook, stirring often, until heated through. Remove from the heat and stir in yogurt. Serve immediately.

This recipe makes 4 servings and has 36g of protein, 10g of fiber and 345 calories per serving. Enjoy this quick easy dinner with your family tonight!