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Cumin spiced chantenay & lentil salad with mango chicken

Cumin spiced chantenay & lentil salad with mango chicken

Fruity mango chicken with spicy and sweet chantenay carrots and lentils - this will certainly make your tastebuds tingle!

Serves: 4

What you need:

For the lentil salad you'll need:

  • 150g puy lentils
  • 300g Chantenay carrots
  • 1 tsp Bart Spices cumin seeds
  • 6 tbsp Hill Farm cold pressed rapeseed oil
  • 1 red onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 3 Bart Spices cardamom pods, crushed and seeds removed
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 vine tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp coriander, roughly chopped

For the mango chicken you'll need:

  • 8 chicken thighs
  • 4 tbsp mango chutney
  • 1 tbsp hot curry paste
  • 1 tbsp Hill Farm cold pressed rapeseed oil
  • Juice 1 lemon

What you do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C/325°F/Gas Mark 3
  2. Mix together the mango chutney, curry paste, oil and lemon juice and marinate the chicken for 1 -2 hours.
  3. Roast the chicken in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, basting frequently, until almost cooked. Turn the oven up to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6, and cook the chicken for a further 10 minutes until well browned and crisp.
  4. For the lentil salad, preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. Cook the lentils on the hob in plenty of water for 20 - 25 minutes, and drain well. Place the Chantenay in a roasting tin with 2 tbsp of cold pressed rapeseed oil and the cumin seeds. Roast in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. Whisk together the remaining oil, red onion, garlic, cardamom and lime juice. Stir this mixture into the cooked lentils, along with the roasted carrots, tomatoes and coriander, and season well with sea salt and black pepper.
  5. Serve the lentil and Chantenay salad with the mango chicken.

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