Lemon-spiced chicken with chickpeas

Lemon-spiced chicken with chickpeas

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 4
A spicy, filling one pot that has a bit of added zing. Make it a mid-week must

Nutrition and extra info

  • 2 of 5-a-day
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal290
  • fat7g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs14g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre4g
  • protein42g
  • salt1.03g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 1 onion, halved and thinly sliced
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

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

  • 4 skinless chicken breast, cut into chunks
  • 1 cinnamon stick, broken in half
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
    Cumin

    Cumin

    q-min

    An aromatic spice native to eastern Mediteranean countries and Upper Egypt. This warm,…

  • zest and juice 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 400g can chickpea, drained
  • 200ml chicken stock
  • 250g bag spinach
    Spinach

    Spinach

    spin-atch

    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, then fry the onion gently for 5 mins. Turn up the heat and add the chicken, frying for about 3 mins until golden.

  2. Stir in the spices and lemon zest, fry for 1 more min, then tip in the chickpeas and stock. Put the lid on and simmer for 5 mins.

  3. Season to taste, then tip in spinach and re-cover. Leave to wilt for 2 mins, then stir through. Squeeze over the lemon juice just before serving.

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cheekygemma
24th Jan, 2017
5.05
Really fresh and easy to make! I'd probably add more lemon next time, it was so good! I upped the portion size slightly, made it for two - two chicken breasts, tin of chick peas, plenty of salt and pepper, and served it with rice. Adding this to the list of regular dinners.
AnonymousChef
26th Nov, 2016
2.55
The cinnamon does come through a bit overpowering. I would maybe not add the stick next time but just a half teaspoon of ground cinnamon. I found a nice way to balance out the zingy flavour of the lemon was to pair the fish with some roasted butternut squash. More spinach could also be added as it boils down a lot!
Exe
27th Apr, 2016
5.05
Mmm, gorgeous, different to plain old chicken. Wish I had put more spinach in it though, as it does boil down. Has a lovely tangy, spicy flavour. Was just enough for 4. Will be cooking this again soon. Served it with cous cous
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Apolonia_B
17th Apr, 2016
5.05
Love this recipe, found it a couple of weeks ago and since then I made it every week !!! Instead of a cinnamon stick I simply used powder (1 tsp). Cooked it for my parents and made some couscous to go with it and it worked beautifully. I definitely recommend it !
studentcook146
24th Oct, 2015
5.05
I used 4x the spice portion per per person and ground cinnamon, kale instead of spinach and served with mashed sweet potato and carrot.
plutonos
10th Apr, 2015
2.55
Great dish.. Takes a fair tad longer than 3 mins to get all nicely golden... boiled up a few potatoes cut into small cubes and added with spinach picked up some nice flavour...
catie911
15th Jan, 2015
5.05
I love this recipe. It makes a clean tasting, fragrant, delicious meal. I make it with 2 chicken breasts rather than 4 and bulk it up a bit with sliced chestnut mushrooms. Makes 4 single portions which reheat brilliantly. Served with steamed wholemeal couscous and a little spicy mango chutney on the side it's low fat, low calorie, it's a winner!
jenalen
14th Nov, 2014
5.05
So delicious, I'm not sure why so many people found it without flavour as I thought it was the opposite! I added garlic and some green beans and was very generous with spices and seasoning and it came out great.
perky2512
12th Nov, 2013
Me and my two boys really loved it. They even ate the spinach. It was a bit bland so could do with spicing up but perfect for kids. Would add more spices next time.
yumminesss
13th Aug, 2013
1.05
I found this full of flavour, the chicken moist, but would rather spend time cooking something else.

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