Lemon-spiced chicken with chickpeas

Lemon-spiced chicken with chickpeas

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(135 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


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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  • 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



    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



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

  • zest and juice 1 lemon



    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



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


  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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21st Feb, 2011
So simple to make - needed more spice than suggested - will defo make again - big hit
11th Feb, 2011
Healthy and quick,but added a pinch of turmeric for colour, some crushed pepper and more of the spices.
31st Jan, 2011
This isn't one of my favourite good food reciped, but its very quick and easy for mid week and is tasty while still being very low fat. I also added garlic at the onion stage and grated in some carrot at the end for some extra colour and crunch. Good served with toasted wholemeal pitta bread.
20th Jan, 2011
Cooked this yesterday for my husband who normally does all our cooking. This recipe was quick, easy to follow and tasted wonderful. Love the combination of spices. Made a lovely meal with some crusty bread.
19th Jan, 2011
very easy to make, super quick, and a lovely balanced meal with rice. add in some chillis for a kick.
15th Jan, 2011
Fantastic. So easy to make, and delicious. After cooking the chicken, I divided the meal in two before adding the spinach. I will use the second half during the week and add the spinach then so it doesn't get overcooked.
13th Jan, 2011
Yuck. Used quite a large lemon and used all the juice as the comments on here stated that it needed it. Was overpowering and not nice at all. Dissapointing
11th Jan, 2011
the whole lemon thing was too much, so im gna try sme suggestions
6th Jan, 2011
Very tasty, after reading the ratings I decided to add red pepper as suggested by others. The end result was a very satisfying and tasty meal which I shall make again.
9th Dec, 2010
Well I'm brand new to cooking. My wife normally does all of it; anyway I decided I wanted to try my hand an I picked this dish for my first go. What can I say it was quick, simple and gave me the confidence to try more...........I got the cooking bug now.


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