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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Bacon and Sage Wrapped Chicken Thighs Over White Wine Lentils and Tiny Potatoes

I picked up some chicken thighs at the butcher shop yesterday knowing we were gonna have family for lunch today. Chicken thighs are always good for adults or kids. Was just about to bake them just bacon wrapped to make it simple, when i saw a bag of lentils in my pantry. I was saving for a lentil soup next week but decided on changing the menu.
The chicken thighs came out superb and the lentils were the best i have ever tasted, the mixture of white wine, bacon fat and chicken stock brought an amazing taste that had all of us going for seconds. Made some simple turnip greens, white rice and buttered corn to go with it! YUMMMYYYY!

10 chicken thighs, excess fat removed
10 sage leaves
10 slices thick bacon
1 1/2 cup lentils, rinsed and picked for rocks and dirt
1 lb tiny potatoes
1 medium onion, chopped
1 shallot, chopped
6 cloves garlic, sliced

2 teaspoons salt 
1 teaspoon pepper
4 bay leaves

1 cup white wine
2 cups chicken stock

Preheat oven to 350F.
In a large baking dish, mix together lentils, potatoes, onion, shallot, and garlic. Add bay leaves, salt and pepper. Toss it well.
Wrap a slice of bacon around each thigh and stuff a sage leaf under bacon. Place chicken on top of vegetables. Pour wine over chicken, followed by chicken stock. Cover with foil and bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes. remove foil and bake for another 45 minutes. If bacon not crispy, place under broiler for 2-3 minutes when done cooking. Serve hot.


  1. This looks like a really beautiful dish in every sense! I can't wait to try it and will pin. Your styling is gorgoeus and photography, fabulous! I can't wait to see more. Cheers :)

  2. omg, this looks soo good, everything I love! Delicious meal.

  3. Oh my!! You had me at bacon and chicken thighs! I've never tried making lentils before and this sounds like the perfect recipe to give them a try. :)