Ginger Curry Chicken with Lentils

This recipe incorporates some of my favorite flavors and sounded absolutely delicious. Oh, and I was not disappointed! Really, this was delicious and definitely something I will make again. Are you in fall weather and need a tasty stew to warm you up? Make this! Again and again.

Ginger Curry Chicken with LentilsGinger Curry Chicken with Lentils


3 pounds of skinless chicken legs & thighs
2 tablespoons of curry powder
1/2 tablespoon of salt
2 tablespoons of canola oil
1 tablespoon of fresh grated ginger
1 large onion, diced
1 orange, cut into wedges
1 cup of dry small lentils, rinsed & drained
1 3/4 cups of chicken broth
1 cup of dry white wine
4 cups of bok choy


1. Sprinkle chicken with 1 tablespoon of curry powder and salt. Brown chicken pieces in a Dutch oven, in hot oil, over medium high heat. Remove chicken from pan.

2. Add ginger, onions, orange wedges and remaining curry powder. Cook and stir 3 minutes. Stir in lentils, broth and wine. Return chicken to pan. Bring to boiling, reduce heat. Cook, covered for 55 to 60 minutes or until chicken is tender.

3. Remove from heat, place bok choy over top and cover. Steam bok choy 5-10 minutes. Discard orange wedges.

Yield: Serves 4-6
Source: Adapted from Better Homes & Gardens

Gretchen Noelle

My love of food was cultivated early on by my family but has come alive while living in Peru. During the 12 years of living in Lima, Peru, I have also enjoyed numerous trips to other areas of the country. Here on Provecho Peru you will find Peruvian recipes in English, American favorites prepared overseas, news about Peruvian Cuisine and interesting tidbits about life in Peru.

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12 Responses

  1. The TriniGourmet says:

    What a creative combination! 🙂 have bookmarked to try! 😀

  2. Debbie says:

    Looks very good and tasty….something different!!!

  3. Snooky doodle says:

    this looks so inviting 🙂

  4. Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) says:

    Great mix of flavors. I love chicken with citrus and don’t cook them together enough. And adding in ginger and lentils? Great!

  5. Deborah says:

    I need to try using lentils more often. This sounds fantastic!

  6. Christina says:

    This sounds really good and flavorful, and I like that the chicken is paired with lentils.

  7. MyKitchenInHalfCups says:

    Discovering French lentils are you?! They are really grand. This looks like a perfect show case for them too. Might give this a try with some of my preserved lemons.Looks wonderfully good and a little chill in the air would fit with this dish.

  8. Cakelaw says:

    This looks delicious! Ginger chicken curry – mmmm …

  9. Kim says:

    Great combination of flavors, and lentils, curry are my all time favorites. French lentils are the best! It is so strange that your seasons are opposite of ours.

  10. breadchick says:

    I always forget about lentils. I have no idea why because I love them. Will have to give this recipe a try!

  11. Gretchen Noelle says:

    TriniGourmet – Hope you enjoy it!Debbie – Yes, it was delicious!SnookyDoodle – Mmm…it was delicious!Lydia – I do too and rarely make it. I should more as well!Deborah – You should use lentils more! I love them!Christina – I hope you make it and enjoy it. It was delicious!Tanna – I had heard for so long about French lentils but hadn’t ever eaten them!Cakelaw – It was! Try it!Kim – It was a great combo and perfect for the confused weather!Mary – Hope you do try this. Delicious!

  12. Bren@Flanboyant Eats says:

    ay Dios mio, que rico. i haven’t had lentils in so long. recently bought a fresh bag, but just haven’t made them… nice looking dish.

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