Balsamic & mustard chicken pepperoni with braised lentils

Smiles are luxury, so too are hugs and kisses. Hence, it’s enjoying every sunshine. The most important thing is the privilege of loving and being alive. Did you know all this is a luxury? So, stay safe. Stay grateful and stay blessed.

I am grateful to God for all my necessities, grace and peace. Without God, I am unable to cook, and post my food to share with you all. What are you all grateful for? I food to eat, clothes, show to wear, roof over my head. Of course, my family for me to enjoy. This is the precious luxury that you better not loose it.

My dinner is simple, comfort, flavourful and delicious to go with rice. It’s sure is a luxury dinner to enjoy with a glass of red wine. Let’s cook!!!!


30 ml balsamic vinegar
1/2 Tbs wholegrain mustard
1 chicken breast fillet skin off, cut into bite size
100 g pepperoni, cut into bite size
1 apple, cut into bite size
1 carrot, cut into bite size
1/2 medium size zucchini, cut into bite size
200 g can lentils, rinsed and drained
75 ml vegetable stock
5 g porcini, soaked, squeezed, reserved water
4 -6 sage leaves, cut into small pieces
1 Tbs oil
Worcester sauce (OPT)


What is luxury? Well, they made us trust that luxury was the rare, the expensive, the exclusive, everything that seemed unreachable.

When we realise that luxury are those small things that we did not know how to appreciate when we had them, thus now they are gone, we miss them so much.

Luxury is not stepping into hospital. It’s being able to walk. It’s going out on the street without a mask. It’s gathering of the whole family and with friends.


Place chicken and pepperoni in a bowl. Mix balsamic and mustard and pour into the chicken and pepperoni bowl. Toss to coat for 15 minutes for the flavour to develop. Set aside in fridge.

Heat oil in frying pan on medium heat. Add zucchini, carrot and apple, cook stirring for about 10-12 minutes or until softens. Add lentils and stock. Bring to a simmer about 5 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly.

Pour chicken and pepperoni and the marinade in. Add Worcester sauce and pepper to taste. Stir for 1 minute. Now add in the reserved porcini water. stir to mix well for about 2 minutes until sauce thickens.

Spoon everything onto the plate and serve with rice and a glass of red wine.

Note: You can use any vegetables of your choice. Such as fennel, and leek. You can use beef ribs, or pork cutlets. You may omit sage use rosemary or basil.

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