Roast chicken, tomato and lentil one pot recipe

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Simple to make and very good to eat, this easy to follow recipe really will make midweek family cooking a breeze. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10mins to prepare and 30mins to cook
  • 510 calories / serving


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 3 rashers unsmoked back bacon
  • 1 leek
  • 1 garlic clove
  • small bunch fresh thyme, plus a few sprigs
  • 200g (7oz) cherry tomatoes
  • 1 x 390g (14oz) tin green lentils
  • 100ml (3 1/2fl oz) chicken stock

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    32g 46%
  • Saturates

    8g 40%
  • Sugars

    3g 3%
  • Salt

    1.6g 27%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 13.3g Protein 43g Fibre 4.8g


  1. Heat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Heat the oil in an ovenproof dish over a high heat. Add the chicken, skin side down, and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, until golden and crisp. Remove and set aside.
  2. Add the bacon to the pan and cook on high for 3 minutes until browned and crisp. Stir through the leek, garlic and thyme and cook for a further 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes, lentils and chicken stock and stir well to combine.
  3. Return the chicken thighs to the pan, scatter with the thyme sprigs and roast in the oven for 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the juices run clear when a skewer is inserted. The meat juices should run clear when the thigh is pierced.

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