Tuscan Style Roasted Chicken & Lentil Ragout

Familiar ingredients brought together in an innovative format for a twist on a classic dish. Featuring Custom Culinary® Gold Label Mirepoix Base and Custom Culinary® Gold Label Savory Roasted® Chicken Base, Tuscan Style Roasted Chicken & Lentil Ragout combines the rich flavors or chicken, bacon, garlic, onions, celery, leeks, carrots, tomato, lemons, lentils, and artichokes.


What You'll Need

Amount Ingredients
1 Tbsp. Custom Culinary® Gold Label Mirepoix Base
4 Tbsp. Custom Culinary® Gold Label Savory Roasted® Chicken Base
2-1/2 qt. Water
4 lbs. Chicken Breasts, Whole, Boneless
4 oz. Bacon Slices, 1/4" Diced
4 cloves Garlic, Minced
8 oz. Yellow Onions, 3/8" Diced
2 oz. Celery, 3/8" Diced
4 oz. Leek, Whites Only, 1/8" diced
1 lb Baby Carrots, Whole
4 Tbsp. Tomato Paste
2 Lemons, 1/2" Slices
2-1/2 cups Lentils
2 Bay Leaves
1 tsp. Black Pepper, Ground
1 tsp. Caraway Seeds
1 Tbsp. Fresh Parsley, Finely Chopped
2 Tbsp. Fresh Thyme, Finely Chopped
12 oz. Roma Tomatoes, Peeled, Seeded, 1/2" Diced
12 oz. Artichoke Hearts, Quartered
PREPARATION

  1. Combine Custom Culinary® Gold Label Mirepoix Base and Savory Roasted® Chicken Base with water and poach chicken until internal temperature reaches 165° F. Remove and chill. Shred chicken and refrigerate. Save poaching liquid.
  2. In large, heavy saucepan, sauté bacon until fat is rendered. Add garlic, onions, celery, leek and carrots. Cook until the onions are translucent. Add tomato paste and stir thoroughly.
  3. Add lemons, lentils, bay leaves, pepper, caraway seeds and reserved poaching liquid. Simmer uncovered until lentils are tender, about 30 to 40 minutes.
  4. During the last 10 minutes of cooking, add parsley, thyme, tomatoes