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Spiced chicken and lentil traybake recipe

Spiced chicken and lentil traybake recipe

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Let the oven do the work with this easy chicken traybake recipe. Combine red lentils, tomatoes and spices and roast with chicken drumsticks for a simple one-pan meal. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare and 45 mins to cook
  • 582 calories / serving
  • Dairy-free


  • 200g red lentils, washed
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • ½ chicken stock cube, made up to 400ml
  • 1kg chicken drumsticks
  • 450g frozen green beans
  • 1 red chilli, sliced (optional)
If you don't have red lentils, you can try using green lentils instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    31g 44%
  • Saturates

    11g 53%
  • Sugars

    8g 9%
  • Salt

    1g 17%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 35.8g Protein 44.1g Fibre 4.2g


  1. Heat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Tip the lentils, tomatoes, spices, and stock into a baking dish about 20 x 30 x 7cm and stir well. Nestle in the chicken drumsticks, cover with foil and cook for 25 mins.
  2. After 25 mins, remove the foil, increase the heat to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C and cook for another 15-20 mins until the lentils are tender and the chicken is cooked through and lightly golden. Cook the green beans following the pack instructions and serve alongside the lentil traybake. Top with sliced chilli if you like.

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