Lemon-spiced chicken with chickpeas

Lemon-spiced chicken with chickpeas

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

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

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • 2 of 5-a-day
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
290
protein
42g
carbs
14g
fat
7g
saturates
1g
fibre
4g
sugar
3g
salt
1.03g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 4 skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • 1 cinnamon stick, broken in half
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • zest and juice 1 lemon
  • 400g can chickpeas, drained
  • 200ml chicken stock
  • 250g bag spinach

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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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2008

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vpilky's picture
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Very tasty and very easy, will deffinatly make it again

julierutland's picture
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Easy to make and very yummy. Added sun dried tomatoes as people had suggested and served it with crusty bread and veg. Would definately make again.

jaki85n's picture
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This was easy to make, I made it for 6 people, but it was really bland and colourless. A lot nicer and interesting recipes on this site!

abbeyway's picture

Easy to make, but too much lemony taste

philinbrighton's picture
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This was great! I agree with others that it could use a bit more spice. I added more lemon juice too and stired through cooked rice at the end to make it a really great one pot meal.

I love it when something this healthy tastes this good!

karina_ams's picture
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A perfect recipe for a midweekdiner. Quick, healthy and supertasty! We eat it at least once a month!

karina_ams's picture
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A perfect recipe for a midweekdiner. Quick, healthy and supertasty! We eat it at least once a month!

peskypeeza's picture
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Boyfriend didn't dig this at all and I wasn't overly impressed. I didn't much like the texture and it was all a bit thin and lacking in flavour. Wouldn't bother making again.

uratargetmarket's picture
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Really easy and v tasty. Would recommend trying spring onions instead of onions, and frying cashew nuts with onions at start. Also add garlic as said here too

Great!

jude_123's picture
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Was quite pleasing, I had never tried chick peas previously and this was my favourite element. I think I added a bit too much spice as it was a bit nippy. Spinach reduced alot more than I thought which was a bit of a bummer as got hungry during making and ate alot of it raw. Still tasted good and I think would be even nicer served with a great hunk of bread.

cazalty's picture
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I took note of what other people said before making this dish. I added two cloves of garlic and a teaspoon of chilli powder, and a little more stock. Superb, I will definitely be making this one again!

stormyraincloud's picture
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Absolutely delicious. Added sweetcorn and garlic, and served it with crusty bread to mop up the juices. A big hit with all the family. Will definitely make it again.

lizzieunderhill's picture

great little recipe, easy and quick and all the kids enjoyed it, a hit!

mrswoffington's picture
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Boyfriend seemed to like the Moroccan vibe - nice lemony taste but it was slightly lacking in flavour overall. Still, very quick and healthy and may well try again with more spice and some red peppers.

erinvermaak's picture

I'm making this tonight - can't wait, sounds divine! i think i'll add some sundried tomatoes as suggested above so colour it a bit.

mikety's picture

Enjoyed this dish - floavours we wonderful. Served it with some couscous.

lamcaulay's picture

The recipe was quite nice, however good food have far more delicious recipes to try. don't think I will make again,

millsrachael's picture

So easy and really delicious! I added a red pepper and some sun dried tomatoes and put in 50ml more stock for a bit more juice for the crusty bread to soak up!

vonnie's picture
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Very tasty. Have made it a few times now and add a couple of cloves of garlic for a bit of extra flavour. I serve it with cous cous (with some coriander stirred in before serving).

kickingkatie's picture
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this tastes so good! and is so healthy. a perfect dinner :)

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