Bacon-wrapped chicken with dressed lentils

Bacon-wrapped chicken with dressed lentils
  • Serves icon Serves 2
  • Time icon Ready in 25 minutes

A quick and easy supper: the protein-packed lentils are a healthy alternative to rice or pasta.


  • 2 skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 rashers of smoked streaky bacon
  • 4 shallots, quartered
  • 125g dried brown or green lentils
  • 3 tbsp French dressing
  • A handful chopped fresh flatleaf parsley
  • Lemon wedges, to serve


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan180°C/gas 6.
  2. Season the chicken and wrap each in 2 rashers of bacon to nearly cover. Sear in a hot frying pan for 2 minutes each side, until golden, then transfer to a roasting tin.
  3. Toss the shallots in the bacon fat left in the frying pan. Add to the tin and roast everything for 18-20 minutes, tossing the shallots halfway, until the chicken is cooked and the shallots golden.
  4. Meanwhile, cook the lentils in simmering water for 20 minutes or until just tender. Drain well.
  5. Tip into a bowl and add the shallots, the dressing and the parsley. Toss well.
  6. Thickly slice the chicken and divide between 2 plates, along with the lentils. Serve with lemon wedges to squeeze over, if you like.


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