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Fragrant chicken, lentil & coconut stew
2 tsps. ghee or coconut oil
1 large white onion, finely chopped
1 large butternut squash, peeled and diced 1 tsp. curry powder
1 tsp. ground turmeric
½ tsp. ground cumin
½ tsp. cayenne pepper
a small pinch of sea salt and ground black pepper recently boiled water
14 oz. canned green lentils, drained
14 oz. canned unsweetened coconut milk lime wedges, to serve
Per serving: 511 calories 23g fat
32g carbs 44g protein
Melt the ghee/oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Add the onions and fry gently for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the ginger, garlic and chilli peppers. Stir well and fry for 1 minute. Add the chicken. Stir well and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the butternut squash and dried spices. Stir well and cook for 3 minutes.
Add enough recently boiled water to almost cover the contents of the saucepan (approximately 1.5 litres). Cover and simmer gently for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Taste and add more seasoning if required.
Add the lentils. Stir well, cover and cook for 5 minutes.
Add the coconut milk. Stir well and cook for 3 minutes. Serve with lime wedges.
Store any leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze on same day.
Serving suggestion: Enjoy on its own or with rice.