Lemon-spiced chicken with chickpeas

Lemon-spiced chicken with chickpeas

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(135 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
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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 breasts, 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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antheab107
27th Nov, 2012
5.05
Very delicious - nourishing and refreshing.
alexcoady
16th Nov, 2012
2.05
I was really disappointed. Course, it's easy to make but the chicken was super dry, the taste was bland and nothing really went together. I can't really think of anything to improve this, just give up and move on.
mummymandymoo
14th Nov, 2012
4.05
Tasty and easy to do. Healthy and filling. Added couscous to bulk it up. Equally nice with rice.
latinabambina
8th Nov, 2012
5.05
Tasty, quick and simple... perfect weeknight meal. Serve with couscous for a traditional moroccan taste. i definitely will be cooking this again!
boersma
5th Nov, 2012
Haven't made this recipe yet as I don't like spinach! Has anyone made it without or with a different veg?
sophos1
3rd Nov, 2012
at what point would i freeze this?
sophum
15th Oct, 2012
2.05
Easy to make but not the tastiest recipe. I wouldn't make this again.
gingermut
7th Oct, 2012
I've made this twice now. First time I followed the recipe and it was lovely. Second time, I added ginger, garlic, a bit more cumin and chilli and it went from lovely to GORGEOUS!
misswales013
6th Oct, 2012
4.05
Really tasty and easy to make!
nickyphillips
4th Aug, 2012
5.05
Easy to make and absolutely scrumptious. I was cooking for 3, so there were some leftovers which were soon scooped up for seconds. Next time I will make sure there's some nice bread to serve with it to soak up the sauce!

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