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Poached Chicken And Lentils For Four

Asked by KateSnow1. Answered on 27th July 2021

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How can I make the Poached Chicken with Lardons and Lentils for 4 people? I don't think I'll need to quadruple every amount!

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Poached Chicken With Lardons and Lentils
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Nigella's Poached Chicken With Lardons And Lentils (from KITCHEN) is a comforting bowlful that can be made ahead and re-heated. The recipe serves one person generously and is designed to be a meal in one bowl.

If you are making the dish for four people then we would suggest using four chicken supremes (chicken breasts with the peg bone still attached) and doubling all of the other ingredients. We would assume then that something extra, such as a crisp green salad, would be served alongside. It would be easiest to cook the lentils and chicken in a wide, shallow casserole or braiser if at all possible, or a pan that will take the chicken breasts in one layer. There should be enough liquid to cook the chicken and lentils, but check the pan half way through cooking and add a splash of extra water, if necessary.

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