One-pot chicken baked on dhal

One-pot chicken baked on dhal

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  • 4
  • Easy
  • Fat conscious
  • 15 minutes
  • 1 1⁄2 hours
  • Woolworths DMZ Chenin Blanc 2016


  • 1 T olive oil
  • 2 T butter
  • 1.3 kg free-range whole chicken, spatchcocked
  • 300 g red or yellow split lentils, cooked according to package instructions
  • 2 cups Woolworths organic chicken stock
  • 2 red chillies, roughly chopped
  • 2 green chillies, roughly chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely grated
  • 1 T fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 1 T fresh turmeric, finely grated
  • 12 curry leaves
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Cooking Instructions

Preheat the oven to 200°C. Heat a large wok or nonstick pan over a high heat. Add the olive oil and butter and sear the chicken on both sides until golden. Remove from the wok.

Place the cooked lentils and remaining ingredients into a large ovenproof dish. Place the chicken on top of the lentils and roast for 1 1⁄2 hours, or until cooked through. Brush the chicken with melted butter every 20 minutes to keep the skin golden. Season to taste.

Cook's note: The ginger, turmeric and chilli in this easy, comforting supper will warm you up from the inside.

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