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Berbere spiced chicken & lentils

Points® value
Total Time
55 min
15 min
40 min
A simple but delicious all-in-one dish that makes a satisfying meal that’s ready in under an hour. Berbere spice mix is a traditional ingredient in Ethiopian dishes.


Calorie controlled cooking spray

8 spray(s)


1 large, finely chopped

Carrots, raw

1 medium, peeled and finely diced


2 clove(s), finely chopped

Root Ginger

10 g, grated

Bart Berbere

25 g

Green or Brown Lentils, dry

200 g, rinsed


2 large, diced

Vegetable stock cube

1 cube(s), 700ml

Chicken breast, skinless, raw

4 medium

Parsley, fresh

10 g, roughly chopped


  1. Mist a flameproof casserole with cooking spray and set over a medium heat. Add the onion, carrot, garlic and ginger, and cook for 5 minutes until the vegetables are starting to soften, adding a splash of water if the vegetables start to stick.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of the spice mix and cook for another minute. Add the lentils, tomatoes and stock. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 35 minutes until the lentils are tender and most of the liquid has evaporated.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas mark 6. Put the chicken into a large bowl and scatter over the remaining spice mix, then season well and toss together to coat.
  4. Mist a large, ovenproof frying pan with cooking spray and set over a medium heat. Add the chicken fillets and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden. Transfer to the oven and cook for another 10-12 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  5. Divide the lentils between bowls, top with the chicken and serve garnished with the parsley.