You are here: Home » Recipes » Warm Chicken-Lentil Salad Warm Chicken-Lentil Salad Recipe by Relish Contributor Yield 4 servings This warm salad has a decidedly French character – with lentils and a red wine vinaigrette. National Chicken Council PrintEmail Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds chicken tenders (8-12 tenders)1 cup French geen lentils3 cups water1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper2 garlic cloves, minced2 tablespoons olive oil, divided1 small onion, diced1 stalk celery, chopped1/4 cup purchased red wine vinaigrette salad dressing1/4 cup minced Italian parsley Instructions In a medium-sized saute pan with a tight fitting lid, combine lentils, water and 1 teaspoon salt. Bring water and lentils to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until lentils are tender. While lentils cook, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat in a sauté pan. Add garlic, onions and celery and sauté until vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes. Remove vegetables to a medium sized bowl. In same pan used to cook vegetables, heat remaining oil over medium high heat. Season chicken tenders with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Place in heated pan. Saute on both sides until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes per side. When lentils are tender, drain any liquid, and add lentils to vegetables. Stir in dressing and parsley, mix well. Spoon lentils onto a serving platter and top with chicken tenders.