8 hours ago
I reinvented a dish I make often and I'm not sure I can go back 🤯
I usually make this chicken bacon lentil soup simply with bay leaves and parsley to flavor, but I couldn't let half a jar of harissa paste go to waste. Since we are moving soon we want to use up ingredients we have, so I raided the fridge and pantry for some frozen chicken, frozen bacon, lentils, leftover veggies from hot pot (carrot, tomato, greens), an onion, garlic, chicken boullion, lots of paprika and cumin, and a tasty Moroccan spice mix Mike gifted me.
After a quick saute in the bacon fat it all went into the instant pot for 20 minutes. This Mediterranean inspired stew had a ton of flavor and heat from the harissa and spices, finished with a little squeeze of lemon and some crispy/charred chicken skin on top. Deliciousness.
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