Chicken with roots & chickpeas

Chicken with roots & chickpeas

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(38 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 50 mins


Serves 4
A filling and healthy meal that's great for an easy supper

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal590
  • fat32g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs37g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre10g
  • protein40g
  • salt2.12g
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  • 4 chicken leg quarters



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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
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  • 4 carrots, cut into large chunks



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  • 3 parsnips, cut into large chunks



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  • 1 onion, cut into large chunks



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  • 1 tbsp Moroccan seasoning
  • 440g can chickpea, rinsed and drained
  • 400g can tomato



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  • chopped coriander, optional


  1. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Toss the chicken, oil, vegetables and seasoning together with some salt and pepper. Roast for 40 mins, shaking the pan every so often.

  2. When the chicken and vegetables are cooked, lift the chicken onto plates, then put the roasting tin over a high heat. Tip in the chickpeas and tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Cook for a few mins, then stir in the coriander, if using. Serve with the chicken.

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29th Apr, 2020
Day 45 in the corona lockdown house and we made this. I googled and made the spice mix as did not have it, used much more than a tablespoon. Delish.
10th Jan, 2017
This is a really simple recipe although my chicken needed about an hour to cook before adding the chickpeas and tomatoes. I didn't have any Moroccan spice so went with Sumac and Sichuan pepper which was delicious.
23rd Jan, 2015
So simple and yet so incredibly tasty! Absolutely loved this meal and will be a regular in our house from now on. It would be lovely with other herbs & spices but we really enjoyed the Moroccan flavours.
12th Feb, 2014
This was transformed the leftover veg in the bottom drawer of the fridge. No chicken but still delicious, served with lemon and coriander couscous. Great for lunch next day too.
13th Sep, 2013
Lovely meal, made my own seasoning with cumin, Coriander, ginger, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg and cayenne pepper. Served it with spicy cous cous. Highly recommended:)
3rd Oct, 2012
Could i use cajun seasoning? forgot the moroccan and doing it tonight. Im guessing noone will be on here to answer this so think will just go for it!
11th Sep, 2012
Every time I make this it's a hit with everybody. Great dish and full of flavour.
21st Aug, 2012
Have made this several times and for different people. Full of flavour, a hit with all.
9th Jul, 2012
Thoroughly delicious, easy to prepare and practically cooks itself! I substituted the parsnips (cos I didnt have any) for a green pepper and a sweet potato which was delightful. Made up the Moroccan spice from another recipe on here (5 a day Moroccan tagine) easy peasy. Nicely flavourful without being too hot. A filling and healthy meal as described! Have enough left for tomorrow plus a wrap with the veg for lunch. Great!
15th May, 2012
Easy and delicious


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