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Caribbean chicken with lentils

Total Time
4 hr 35 min
20 min
15 min
This Caribbean chicken tastes so good because of its tasty little sauce! Made from apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, chilli, garlic, ginger and all spice. Such a simple dish that’s packed full of flavour.


Apple cider vinegar

2 tbs

Soy sauce

1 tbs

Brown sugar

3 tsp

Fresh red chilli

1 whole, finely chopped


2 clove(s), crushed

Fresh ginger

1 tsp, grated

Ground allspice

½ tsp

Green shallot(s)

4 individual, finely chopped

Skinless chicken drumstick

8 individual, lovely legs (Buy 8x85g)

Lentils, canned, rinsed, drained

1 400g can


2 bunch(es), chopped

Oil spray

2 x 3 second spray(s)


  1. Combine vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, chilli, garlic, ginger, allspice and half the shallot in a jug. Set aside 1 tablespoon of sauce mixture for lentils.
  2. Lightly spray a large frying pan with oil and heat on medium-high. Cook chicken, turning occasionally, for 5 minutes or until browned. Add sauce mixture and 2 tablespoons of water and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  3. Meanwhile, lightly spray a medium saucepan with oil and heat on medium. Cook remaining shallot, stirring, for 2 minutes or until softened. Add lentils, broccolini, reserved sauce mixture and 1/3 cup (80ml) water and cook, covered, for 2-3 minutes or until broccolini is tender. Serve lentil mixture with chicken and drizzle over any pan juices.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Lime wedges and steamed baby carrots.