Chicken Thighs with Lentils, Chorizo, and Red Pepper Recipe

Chicken Thighs with Lentils, Chorizo, and Red Pepper Recipe

How To Make Chicken Thighs with Lentils, Chorizo, and Red Pepper

Put together an easy, filling dinner with these chicken thighs cooked in a flavorful broth with tender lentils. Serve with parsley and a squeeze of lime.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 20 minutes



  • 1cuplentils,(about ⅔ lb)
  • 3cupswater
  • 1tspsalt
  • ¼tspdried thyme
  • 1bay leaf
  • 2tbspcooking oil
  • ½lbdried chorizo,or salami
  • 1onion
  • 2clovesgarlic
  • 1red bell pepper
  • 4chicken thighs
  • ¼tspfresh ground black pepper
  • cupcanned low sodium chicken broth,or homemade stock
  • 2tbsplemon juice
  • 2tbspfresh parsley,chopped


  1. In a large saucepan, bring the lentils, water, ¾ teaspoon of the salt, the thyme, and bay leaf to a boil over moderately high heat.

  2. Reduce the heat. Simmer covered for about 25 minutes until the lentils are tender but not falling apart.

  3. Meanwhile, in a large frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over moderate heat.

  4. Add the chorizo and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until browned. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of the fat from the pan.

  5. Reduce the heat to moderately low and add the onion, garlic, and bell pepper.

  6. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until the onion is translucent. Add the onion mixture to the simmering lentils.

  7. Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in the pan over moderate heat.

  8. Season the chicken with the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt and the black pepper and add it to the pan.

  9. Cook the chicken, turning, until brown, about 12 minutes in all. Pour off all the fat from the pan.

  10. Add the broth, reduce the heat, and simmer, covered, for about 15 minutes until the chicken is just done.

  11. Add the pan juices from the chicken to the lentils along with the lemon juice and the parsley.

  12. Top with the chicken and let sit, covered, for 5 minutes.


  • Calories: 942.77kcal
  • Fat: 61.45g
  • Saturated Fat: 17.51g
  • Trans Fat: 0.19g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 28.36g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 10.92g
  • Carbohydrates: 38.07g
  • Fiber: 6.52g
  • Sugar: 3.77g
  • Protein: 58.22g
  • Cholesterol: 239.04mg
  • Sodium: 1290.33mg
  • Calcium: 58.74mg
  • Potassium: 1080.93mg
  • Iron: 5.84mg
  • Vitamin A: 100.69µg
  • Vitamin C: 48.51mg
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