Chicken with chickpeas

JeanC By JeanC, 23rd Feb 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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For a quick and easy dinner with what you have on hand in the pantry and freezer.

Chicken with chickpeas

For a quick and easy dinner I came up with this recipe after googling for recipes I could use that had chicken and chickpeas. Most recipes called for more ingredients than I had on hand, so I decided to just be inspired by them and came up with my own with what I had on hand in my freezer and pantry.

Start by heating some olive oil in the skillet on medium heat and then adding some sliced onions. Sauté until they softened and then add a good heaping tablespoon of minced garlic. After the onions and garlic have had a chance cook for a while sprinkle in some turmeric (a very good spice to have in your pantry).

Once the turmeric has had a chance to bloom over the heat, add 10 boneless, skinless chicken thighs and a good pinch of kosher salt and let them simmer over the onions and garlic with the the lid on.

Once they cooked for about 20 minutes, I turned the chicken so all sides were coated with the sauce that had formed. In the meantime I opened a can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans) and drained them.

Once the chicken has had a chance to cook for a few more minutes, add the chickpeas and move the chicken around to coat the beans. Let the chicken and chickpeas simmer for another 15 minutes on medium low.

Once everything is done, I served the chicken and chickpeas over some rice that was cooked while the chicken was cooking.

The nice thing about recipes like this is you can add or change up things. Tossing in a few handfuls of fresh spinach really adds to the dish. You can add mushrooms or use pork instead of chicken. The variations are endless.

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Chicken, Chickpeas, Easy, Garbanzo Beans, Meal, Spices

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author avatar Kingwell
24th Feb 2015 (#)

I look cooking and sometimes we have to make do with what we have on hand. Good share. Blessings.

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