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Try our chicken dhansak recipe. This is healthy version of chicken dhansak is easy to make, ready in under an hour, high in protein and under 500 calories


serves 2

Total time

40 minutes


  • onion 1, peeled and roughly chopped

  • ginger peeled and chopped to make 2 tbsp
  • garlic 2 cloves, crushed

  • green chilli 1, sliced

  • oil for frying
  • turmeric ½ tsp

  • ground cumin 2 tsp
  • ground coriander 2 tsp

  • cardamom 2 pods, lightly bashed
  • skinless chicken breasts 2 (diced)
  • red lentils 50g

  • chopped tomatoes 400g tin
  • chicken stock 200ml
  • coriander a small bunch, chopped


  1. Method Step 1 Put the onion, ginger, garlic and chilli in a small blender and whizz to a paste, adding a splash of water if you need to. Step 2 Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and fry the paste with a pinch of salt for 10 minutes until the onions are just turning golden. Add the spices and fry for another minute. Step 3 Add the chicken and lentils, frying until the chicken is opaque. Step 4 Add the tomatoes and stock, bring to a simmer and cover. Cook for 20 minutes until the lentils are tender and the chicken is cooked through. Scatter with coriander to serve.
  2. View the recipe instructions at olivemagazine

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