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Soft delicata squash and hearty lentils collide in this incredibly flavor-packed lentil delicata squash chicken curry! Serve over hot fluffy rice for a hearty, healthy winter meal.
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Lentil Delicata Squash Chicken Curry

Soft delicata squash and hearty lentils collide in this incredibly flavor-packed lentil delicata squash chicken curry! Serve over hot fluffy rice for a hearty, healthy winter meal.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown lentils
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-in cubes
  • 2 cups delicata squash (1-in cubes)
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon tumeric
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1-1/2 cups coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Hot rice for serving

Instructions

  • Place lentils in a medium saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to low and cover. Let simmer 15-20 minutes or until lentils are tender. Set aside.
  • In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, saute chicken, squash, onion, and garlic in oil until chicken is no longer pink.
  • Reduce heat to medium and stir in tomato paste, and spices. Let cook 2 minutes until fragrant, then gradually add coconut milk stirring until combined. Add lentils and let curry simmer over medium heat until delicata squash is tender and curry is slightly thickened. Add parsley and salt and pepper to taste. Serve curry over rice and enjoy!