Chicken Split Lentils

Aka chicken 'rice' for our little E. He's still on a GAPS diet so we are trying to avoid rice for him, no matter how much he adores and wants to eat with us (sigh). It was initially made by his grand aunty, so I asked her the steps.

This was the first time I cooked it and it was yummylicious. It can lasts for perhaps 3-4 days for a toddler like him? (he's just shy of 3)

The first mouth I took it really tasted like chicken rice! Just sorta 'mashed' rice texture or mashed potato.


  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 1/4 chicken (drumstick and thighs)
  • 1 cup split lentil beans
  • Salt to taste
  • dollop of coconut oil for flavour too


  1. In a rice pot, add around 250ml of water (or fill the pot up to 1/5th level).
  2. Slice ginger as thin as you can, cut the garlic cloves to small pieces.
  3. Add chicken, ginger and garlic to the pot and let it heat up to boil for a total of 40mins (aiming to cook the chicken). I took the lid off and slice the chicken more so that it cooks faster.
  4. Wash the lentils now so that it is ready to be cooked. I used a sieve because they are tiny grains.
  5. When the chicken is cooked, set the rice pot to warm, take the chicken out and pour the lentils in. 
  6. Slice the chicken meat off the bone and place them back into the pot.
  7. Set the rice pot to 'cook' again and let it cook for about 30-40mins.
  8. Turn off rice pot when done or when lentils are soft enough to eat / mash.
Store in an airtight container and it should last for a week.


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