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A bowl of a delicious and hearty einkorn Mediterranean chicken stew.

Einkorn Mediterranean Chicken Stew

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Satisfy your love for Mediterranean fare with our chicken stew—made with einkorn, lentils and greens.
Course soups
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8 -10 servings
Calories 156
Author Cheryl Najafi


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts diced into 1" cubes
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp all-purpose einkorn flour
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp dried mint
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1 cup lentils
  • 3 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 cups kale chopped
  • 2 cups green beans cut into 2" pieces
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 lime juice of
  • wedges lime for squeezing


  • Place a large soup pot over medium-high heat and add the oil. When the oil is hot, add the diced chicken, onion and garlic then cook for approximately 5 minutes until the onions are translucent. Sprinkle the flour over the chicken and onion, stir until completely dissolved, and then cook for 2 additional minutes.
  • Add the chicken broth, water, mint and turmeric. Mix well then bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add lentils and tomato paste then stir to combine. Increase heat to medium-high and return to a boil. Once stew reaches a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally until the lentils are tender—this could take anywhere from 25–45 minutes so test them often after 25 minutes.
  • When the lentils are nearly tender—about 10–15 minutes before you are ready to serve—add the chopped greens, green beans and salt and pepper to taste then cook until tender.
  • Stir in the juice of ½ lime just before serving. Serve the stew nice and hot over freshly steamed basmati or other long grain rice, with a few lime wedges on the side for a little extra zip. Enjoy!


Test the lentils for tenderness often—they can take anywhere from 25–45 minutes to cook when simmering.


Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 329mg | Potassium: 215mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g