Chicken with roots & chickpeas

Chicken with roots & chickpeas

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(32 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 50 mins


Serves 4
A filling and healthy meal that's great for an easy supper

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal590
  • fat32g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs37g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre10g
  • protein40g
  • salt2.12g
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  • 4 chicken leg quarters



    Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it…

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 4 carrot, cut into large chunks



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 3 parsnip, cut into large chunks



    The fact that the parsnip is a member of the carrot family comes as no surprise - it looks just…

  • 1 onion, cut into large chunks



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 tbsp Moroccan seasoning
  • 440g can chickpea, rinsed and drained
  • 400g can tomato



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • chopped coriander, optional


  1. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Toss the chicken, oil, vegetables and seasoning together with some salt and pepper. Roast for 40 mins, shaking the pan every so often.

  2. When the chicken and vegetables are cooked, lift the chicken onto plates, then put the roasting tin over a high heat. Tip in the chickpeas and tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Cook for a few mins, then stir in the coriander, if using. Serve with the chicken.

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Comments (32)

chickennn's picture

Easy to make and really tasty!

lucyvictoriasmith's picture

Easy and tasty. A great meal if you don't have time on your side. The leftovers for lunch the next day tasted even better.

pascaledoffay's picture

Really nice, easy adn TASTY recipe!

We started making it in the UK. You can get a tin/tub of Schwartz Moroccan seasoning from Sainsburys etc - it's not in the usual glass conatiner (I noticed that some people couldn't find it).

We can't always get parsnips in SA so we make our own version by substituting parsnips with butternut squash and sweet potato. Also very nice

alexlindner's picture

Great dish, will definitely make it again!

srussb's picture

We didn't like this receipe at all - certainly not the combination of chickpeas, tomatoes and coriander (even though we love all three individually). Sorry to say it, but good old fashioned roast chicken and plain roast vegetables beat this dish any day!

firebug's picture

This was really delicious and the parsnips really worked, which I was surprised about. I couldn't find any moroccan seasoning so did some research and made my own which was 1 tbsp each of cumin seeds, ground coriander and paprika. 3 cloves, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ground ginger & 1/4 tsp ground red pepper. Grind it all up and bob's your uncle!

skellylass's picture

I used chicken thighs and served with couscous - delicious! This is an easy but VERY tasty way with chicken.

gembrunton's picture

great recipe. i am vegetarian, so i cooked the chicken seperately to the vegetables for my boyfriend. i also used onion, peppers and courgette instead of root veg, due to personal preference. Served it with lemon bulgar wheat and warm pitta bread. delicious.

laevans's picture

Delicious and very straightforward to prepare - my 13 year old stepson made it mostly on his own.

rachelhighsted's picture

This is quick and easy and so yummy that even though we'd eaten enough we were coming back for more. I couldn't find moroccan seasoning so improvised with the spices I already had having found out what goes into it from the internet. I served it with green veg.

sarahcake's picture

Keep making this as it is so easy and the whole meal is done - wish everything in life was this simple. You can buy a sachet of moroccan seasoning from asda which i think is tastier than a tsp of traditional stuff.

annie0176's picture

Excellent - easy and full of spicy flavour


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