Moroccan Chicken-Lentil Casserole

Looking for a spicy Moroccan dinner using Progresso® broth and peas? Then try this tasty chicken-lentil casserole sprinkled with apple.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 20
  • servings 6

Ingredients

Casserole

4
cups water
1
cup dried lentils, sorted, rinsed
2
tablespoons olive oil
1
lb boneless skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 1/2
teaspoons salt
1
teaspoon chili powder
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2
cup Progresso® chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1/2
cup red wine or additional chicken broth
1
can (15 oz) Progresso® chick peas (garbanzo beans), drained, rinsed

Topping

1
medium red apple, diced (1 cup)
1/4
cup dried apricots, chopped
1
tablespoon lemon juice
1
teaspoon sugar
1/4
teaspoon ground ginger
1/4
cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, heat water to boiling. Stir in lentils; return to boiling. Reduce heat to medium. Cover; cook 30 to 45 minutes or until desired tenderness is reached. Drain if necessary.
  • 2 About 15 minutes before lentils are done, heat oven to 375°F. Spray 11x7-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 3 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, the chili powder, cinnamon, cumin and pepper in oil 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink in center. Remove with slotted spoon to bowl. Reduce heat to medium. Cook onion in remaining 1 tablespoon oil 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute.
  • 4 Stir in broth, wine, cooked lentils, chick peas and remaining 1 teaspoon salt. Heat to boiling over high heat; remove from heat. Return chicken to skillet, discarding any juices in bowl. Spoon into baking dish.
  • 5 In medium bowl, toss all topping ingredients except almonds. Sprinkle topping over casserole.
  • 6 Cover; bake 20 minutes or until apples are just tender. Sprinkle with almonds. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    400
    (
    Calories from Fat
    80),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    9g
    9%
    (Saturated Fat
    1 1/2g,
    1 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    45mg
    45%;
    Sodium
    790mg
    790%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    45g
    45%
    (Dietary Fiber
    11g
    11%
      Sugars
    9g
    9%
    ),
    Protein
    31g
    31%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    8%;
    Vitamin C
    6%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    30%;
    Exchanges:
    3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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