Tasty Chicken & Rice


You can make this with my tiny organic pasta shells or some left over cooked rice. For very young babies, you could leave out the pasta or rice and simply blend the sauce with the chicken and sweet pepper. Lentils are an excellent source of protein and iron, which is very important for brain development particularly between the age of 6 months and 2 years.

2 minutes
10 minutes
Best for
Suitable for freezing


  • Half tsp olive oil
  • 1 ½ tbsp (12g) onion, finely chopped
  • 1 ½ tbsp (15g) red pepper, finely chopped
  • 30g chicken breast, diced
  • 1 sachet Annabel Karmel Organic Carrot and Lentil sauce
  • 30g cooked basmati rice OR 2 tbsp pasta shells

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  1. Heat the oil in a small saucepan.
  2. Add the onion and pepper.
  3. Saute for 5 minutes over a low heat, stirring until soft.
  4. Add the chicken and fry for 2 minutes until cooked.
  5. Add the sauce, bring up to the boil.
  6. Remove from the heat and add the rice.
  7. Mix together and serve.


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  • Hi,

    I live in Singapore. I would love to buy AK’s pasta for my baby. Do you supply any in Singapore? Thanks.

    19 Apr 2015

  • Hi;

    I live in South Africa.. And would like to buy AK’s pasta for my 9 month old.

    Do you supply any of the shops in South Africa?

    16 Dec 2014

  • Hi Trees78, You can find these sauces in Sainsbury’s stores. AK Team

    AK Team
    12 Aug 2014

  • Hi FullofGrace, We understand your comments regarding recipes using our ready-made sauces. We produced this line due to popular demand for a product that helped parents who mainly cooked from scratch but sometimes needed a quick solution to speed up a mealtime. We have only posted a small selection of recipes that require these sauces on our site. AK Team

    AK Team
    12 Aug 2014

  • I agree with some of the comments below.  It’s a real shame how many of these recipes refer to pre-made sauces; I enjoyed AK’s books and website precisely because I didn’t WANT to use ready made sauces, but to cook healthy food with fresh ingredients.  Very disappointing.

    08 Aug 2014

  • i see alot of the receipes refer to sachets of Annabel Karmel sauces but i have no idea where to get these - can you perhaps let me know,
    thank you

    09 Apr 2014

  • I sign out on this website so I can cook for my little one healthy food,however lots of recipes requires Ak sauces and I don’t feel like this is all healthy anymore and I have no idea where to buy them from.big disappointment.

    21 Mar 2014

  • I too was disappointed that this recipe called for her ready to buy pre-made sauce as I live in Australia and it is very hard to source them! I however googled the sauce and found a similar recipe that AK had posted on another website called Red Lentils with Carrot and Tomato. I followed this recipe adding a little extra water to make it thinner and then used this as my sauce in the Chicken & Rice recipe… AMAZING!! My daughter loved it! Highly recommend it.

    02 Mar 2014

  • I have found the sauces in my local sainsburys.

    19 Jan 2014

  • I am a little disappointed that a few of the recipes that I have come across have pasta sauces that you have to purchase - the reason I signed up to this website and bought the app was so that I could cook healthy home made meals for my little one. Having packet sauces defeats the object in my opinion.

    I would also like to point out that even though I live in England, I cannot find these sauces in any supermarket either!

    17 Oct 2013

  • I’m having the same problem. Looking for easy recipes for my 9 month old and thought this website would be the answer. But alas, I’m back to sqaure one :(

    02 Apr 2013

  • There are a few lentil sauce recipes on the left hand side if you have a look for them. You don’t need to concoct a sauce as it is all on the website.

    07 Feb 2013

  • Unfortunately, living in South Africa and not having access to all these "Make it Easy" packs, it makes cooking the recipe a little difficult. Yes, I am sure I could figure out how to concoct some sort of carrot and lentil sauce but then that sort of defeats the purpose of signing up to this website don’t you think??

    13 Jan 2013

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