Lemon-spiced chicken with chickpeas

Lemon-spiced chicken with chickpeas

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(124 ratings)

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
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp 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

    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

    q-min

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

  • zest and juice 1 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

    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.

Ads by Google

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.

Comments (136)

janegoodfood's picture
4

Really tasty meal, I served it with some crusty bread. Great after work recipe.

donnam's picture
4

suprisinly tasty, kids and partner all really enjoyed this, will make this again

sjm-24's picture

Yummy! Subbed extra spinach for the chickpeas as I'd run out. Really clean tasting and the cinnamon/lemon combo worked well. Served with broccoli.

littlemisschef's picture
4

This is really nice! I used a 350g pack of quorn chunks instead of chicken & veg stock instead of chicken stock - also added garlic at the onion stage and chargrilled red peppers at the spinach stage. Served it with brown rice and natural yoghurt - really good :-)

patrick's picture
4

i added a few sun dried tomatoes to give the dish a little more colour

phildelahaye's picture
4

Much tastier than I was expecting - the flavours work really well together and my other half liked it too.
My only criticism is lack of colour, it looks a bit bland. Next time I might add some red pepper or carrot strips to add a bit of colour.

kickingkatie's picture
5

Easy and delicious!

rfenwick's picture
5

Fabulous and so easy to make!

maggietaylor's picture
5

This is a lovely recipe that gets better if left to stand for a while. The flavours merge together really well.

wckdgfy's picture

Sounds good, think I'll try it with boneless chicken thighs, maybe a little more fat but also a little more taste.

hilaryb's picture

Was surprised how goot this tasted, served it with rice. Yum Will make again as health and easy to make after work.

jeanius's picture
3

Easy to make but not my favourite good food recipe really.

higgzoid's picture

I used quorn instead of chicken and it tasted just as good. Will definitely make this again!

katiebutler's picture
4

very tasty and low fat!!!

patriciaf's picture

I halved the recipe and added 2oz of risotto rice for a hearty meal also thought the chicken could be omited and you could serve as a side dish.

beckysankey's picture
4

Mmm, this was a hit with my family-we loved the flavour combo, it was really easy and quick, and i actually used left over roast chicken from sunday's lunch, which worked well. Will def make again.

Pages

Questions (0)

Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved…

Be the first to ask a question about this recipe…

Tips (0)

Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.

Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe…

Skills & know how

As well as helping you decide what to cook we can also help you to cook it. From tips on cookery techniques to facts and information about health and nutrition, we’ve a wealth of foodie know how for you to explore.

About BBC Good Food

We’re all about good recipes, and about quality home cooking that everyone can enjoy. Whether you’re looking for some healthy inspiration or learning how to cook a decadent dessert, we’ve trustworthy guidance for all your foodie needs.

Our recipes

All our recipes are tested thoroughly by us to make sure they’re suitable for your kitchen at home. We know many of you are concerned about healthy eating, so we send them to a qualified nutritionist for thorough analysis too.

Tell us what you think…

Love the new look or think we’ve missed the mark? We want to hear your thoughts – good and bad – to make sure we make the new website as useful as possible.

Magazine

Subscribe to BBC Good Food magazine and get triple-tested recipes delivered to your door, every month.

Events

Discover the dates and details of all the BBC Good Food Shows.

On TV

See your favourite chefs on Sky Channel 247, Virgin TV 260 and find their recipes at goodfoodchannel.co.uk

Follow us

Join the BBC Good Food community by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Google Plus.