Chicken Drumsticks with Cumin & Ginger Lentils

Chicken Drumsticks with Cumin & Ginger Lentils

This chicken drumstick recipe is jam-packed with nutrition and flavor. Enjoy deeply flavorful pasture-raised dark meat that packs a protein punch alongside a serving of lentils which contain fiber, iron, magnesium, calcium, and iron, all in one bite. Easy to cook and makes great leftovers. 

Makes 4 Servings
Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 40 min
Total time: 55 min
Difficulty: easy

Ingredients:
8 chicken Grass Roots pasture-raised chicken drumsticks
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 small onion, peeled and finely diced
2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
2" ginger, peeled and finely minced or grated
2 tsp ground cumin
1-1/2 cups dried French lentils
4 cups chicken stock
1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
2 dried bay leaves
1 lemon, cut in half, one half juiced, the other half in wedges
fresh tarragon leaves for garnish

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Toss the chicken in a medium bowl with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Spread over a roasting tray, then roast for 35-40 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a pot over medium heat. Add the onion garlic, and ginger and cook until soft and translucent, not caramelized, about 10 minutes. Add the lentils, bay leaves, cumin, and stock and bring to a simmer and cook for 25-30 minutes until the lentils are tender.
3. Stir in the mustard and the juice from half of the lemon. Cook for another minute.
4. Spoon the lentils into a serving dishes and top with the drumsticks. Garnish with lemon wedges and fresh tarragon.

Nutrition facts:
Amount per serving
Calories 373
Total Fat 13.3g
Saturated Fat 2.6g
Cholesterol 81mg
Sodium 1512mg
Total Carbohydrate 26.7g
Dietary Fiber 11.9g
Total Sugars 2.6g
Protein 36g