Moroccan Chicken With Lentils

Chicken cooked with masoor dal and sabutmasoor the Moroccon way. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Moroccan Chicken With Lentils
Main Ingredients Boneless Chicken, Split Red Lentil
Cuisine Moroccan
Course Main Course Chicken
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Moroccan Chicken With Lentils

  • 2 Boneless Chicken
  • 1/4 cup Split Red Lentil soaked
  • 1/4 cup Whole red lentils (sabut masoor) soaked
  • to taste Red wine salt
  • 3 tablespoons Oil
  • to taste Crushed black peppercorns
  • 1/2 cup Onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon powder
  • 1 cup Red wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 2 tablespoons Parsley chopped


  1. Drain and put sabutmasoor in a deep non stick pan, add 1 cup water and mix.
    Add red wine salt and masoor dal and mix.
  2. Cover and cook together till just done.
    Heat oil in another non stick pan.
  3. Make slashes on either side of the chicken breasts.
    Sprinkle red wine salt, crushed black peppercorns on them.
  4. Place them in the pan and cook, turning sides, to seal the juices.
    Remove chicken breasts from the pan and place on a plate.
    Add onion and saute.
  5. Add garlic and saute till fragrant.Add cumin powder, red chilli powder, cinnamon powder and mix.
    Add red wine and cook on high heat till the mixture reduces slightly.
  6. Add chicken breasts, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.
    Turn them over and cook for 2-3 minutes more.
  7. Drain masoor and masoor dal and put into a bowl.
    Add pepper powder, red wine salt and butter and mix.
  8. Arrange the mixture on a serving plate.
    Place the chicken breasts on them.
  9. Reduce the sauce a little and pour over the chicken.
    Garnish with parsley and serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1339
Carbohydrates 90.9
Protein 69.1
Fat 77.2