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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kickingkatie's picture
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Easy and delicious!

rfenwick's picture
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Fabulous and so easy to make!

maggietaylor's picture
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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