As much as I love me a whirl in the kitchen with fancy-schmancy culinary terms like "deglaze," "au gratin," and "carmelize," there's really nothing quite as satisfying as a good slow-cooker dinner made in the first 5 minutes of your day. You might be discouraged to read further if I told you I came up with this recipe after making a big batch, sans spices, for Mancub Number 5. Yup, reinvented baby food. :) He loved it, The Preacher loved it...we all loved it enough to eat it for dinner a few weeks ago. So, I played with the flavors a bit, and came up with what our family considers a winner. Let me know what you think if you try it! (My recipe is for a super large batch that feeds my family and dinner guests. You could easily cut this recipe in half to make it more manageable!)[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="425.0"] Curried Lentils[/caption]
Combine all ingredients (excluding garnishes) in the order listed in a large slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 hours. With two forks, gently shred the chicken when fully cooked. The lentils should be mushy and easily pureed with a fork. Stir before serving.[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640.0"] DSC_0004[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640.0"] DSC_0005[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640.0"] DSC_0006[/caption]
Serve with a dollop of plain yogurt, and a drizzle of olive oil, and a sprinkling of paprika and parsley. Lightly pan-toasted flat bread is great for scooping up the thick soup! Enjoy.[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640.0"] DSC_0009[/caption]
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