Chicken with Lentils, Dates and Rice


  • 4 Chicken Breasts, boneless, skinned and halved (approx. 11/4 lb)
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Onion, medium and chopped
  • 2 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup Lentils, dried
  • 1/2 cup California Dates, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Long Grain White Rice
  • 1/2 Red Peppers, diced
  • 1/2 cup Carrots, diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon Peel, grated
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 Curry Powder
  • 1 tbsp Parsley, chopped


  • Brown chicken breast in 1 Tbsp oil in large, heavy saucepan over medium heat. Remove chicken and set aside. Add remining 1 Tbsp oil to pan; stir in onions. Cook, string frequently, until onions are golden brown, about 15 minutes. Stir in remining ingredients, except parsley and chicken breasts. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer 15 minutes. Arrange chicken breasts on top of lentil mixture; cover and simmer another 8-10 minutes, until chicken breasts are cooked throughly and lentils are tender. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.
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