Tag Archives: chickpeas

Slow Cooker Indian Chicken Stew

20 Nov

served this with some garlic naan from tj’s yum!

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Slow Cooker Indian Chicken Stew
adapted from sheknows

Ingredients
2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
5 teaspoons curry powder
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoons ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoons cayenne pepper
2 15-ounce cans garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained
2 14.5-ounce cans diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup chicken broth
1 bay leaf
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 9-ounce package fresh spinach

Directions
add the chicken, onion, and garlic, curry powder, ginger, cayenne, salt and pepper to crockpot. Stir the mixture to combine and then add the beans, tomatoes, broth and bay leaf.
Cover the cooker and cook on high-heat for 4-1/2 hours.
Uncover the cooked stew and stir in the lime juice and the spinach. Let stand for 3 minutes.

baked chicken parm & chickpea tomato salad

21 Oct

i’m not a big fan of most stereotypical italian foods all that red sauce all that cheese… blah…..
baked chicken parm i can do occasionally! less oil, less cheese.. hopefully its not swimming in sauce 🙂 served it with a chickpea tomato salad… didn’t really go together all that well.. but the salad was good. just not with the parm.

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baked chicken parm
adapted from foodnetwork

Ingredients
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 egg whites
1/2 cup skim milk
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
4 skinless boneless chicken breast halves
Olive oil cooking spray
1 jar good-quality marinara sauce (about 3 1/2 cups)
3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Add bread crumbs to bowl. In another bowl, whisk the egg whites and milk together. In a third bowl stir together the flour, and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Dip each piece of chicken, 1 piece at a time, in flour, shaking off excess, then egg, then bread crumbs, shaking off excess.

Place breaded breasts in a glass baking dish and spray on each side with cooking spray, about 5 seconds total per side. Bake breasts until cooked though and crumbs are browned, about 15 minutes. Top with marinara sauce, mozzarella and parmesan and return to oven for an additional 10 minutes, until cheese is bubbling.

Chickpea and Tomato Salad with Fresh Basil
adapted from greenlitebites

1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
About 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
25 large basil leaves, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 tbsp honey
pinch of salt
Toss all ingredients together and chill for at least 20 minutes, allowing all the flavors to merge.

Eggplant and chickpea stew with couscous

2 Nov

This is another one of those recipes that came along at just the right time! We got an eggplant in out fresh box… Surprisingly I liked this dish more than the husband. Even though the eggplant was soggy the couscous and chickpeas kind of made up for it.

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Eggplant and Chickpea Stew with Couscous
adapted from woman’s day

1 can(s) (8-ounce) tomato sauce
1 teaspoon(s) ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon(s) curry powder
Kosher salt
Pepper
1 can(s) (15-ounce) diced tomatoes
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 medium (about 3/4 pound) eggplant, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1 can(s) (15-ounce) chickpeas, rinsed
3/4 cup(s) couscous

Directions
In a large saucepan, whisk together the tomato sauce, cumin, curry powder, 1/2 cup water, and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper.
Stir in the tomatoes, onion, and eggplant and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until the eggplant is tender, 20 to 25 minutes.
Add the chickpeas and cook, uncovered, until the chickpeas are heated through and the mixture has slightly thickened, 4 to 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare the couscous according to package directions. Serve the stew over the couscous.

Couscous with Swiss Chard, Raisins, chicken, and Feta

1 Jun

I’ve made this once before, and we really liked it. This time I threw in some shredded rotisserie chicken to make it a meal instead of a side! It was really filling this way! Yum! Do not forget the feta!!

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Couscous with Swiss Chard, Raisins, chicken, and Feta
adapted from rachealraymag

ingredients
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 1/4 cups israeli couscous
One 14-ounce can chicken broth
2/3 cup golden raisins
Salt and pepper
1 bunch swiss chard, stems and leaves chopped separately
One 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed
2 ounces crumbled feta cheese
1-2 cups shredded cooked chicken

Directions:

In a saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add half of the garlic and the couscous and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes. Add the chicken broth; bring to a boil. Cover, lower the heat and simmer until the broth has been absorbed, about 10 minutes. Stir in the raisins; season with salt.
Meanwhile, in a skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add the remaining garlic and the swiss chard stems and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add the swiss chard leaves, chciken, chickpeas and 1/2 cup water, cover and cook, turning, until the chard is wilted, 2 to 3 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Serve on the couscous and top with the feta.

Linguine with Chickpeas & Arugula

2 Apr

I ripped this recipe out of rachael ray’s magazine. It looked good. It didn’t live up to its expectations.

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Linguine with Chickpeas & Arugula
adapted from rachael ray magazine

ingredients
1 box whole grain linguine
5 tablespoons butter
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
3 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
1 can (15.5 oz.) chickpeas, rinsed
2 lemons, zested
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
Salt
3 ounces grated parmesan
8 ounces arugula (about 5 cups), trimmed and sliced into ribbons

directions
In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the linguine for 5 minutes less than package directions specify. Drain, reserving 2 cups cooking water.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 2 tbsp. butter over medium-low heat. Add the bell pepper and garlic and cook until tender, about 7 minutes. Add the parcooked pasta, reserved cooking water, the chickpeas, lemon zest, crushed red pepper and 1 tsp. salt. Cook until the pasta is al dente, about 5 minutes.
Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the cheese and remaining 3 tbsp. butter. Stir in the arugula and toss to wilt.

Eggs with Chickpeas, Spinach, and Tomato

21 Mar

I had nothing planned for dinner, so I started flipping through some recipes I had ripped out. This one caught my eye since I had all the ingredients and it looked interesting! This came out really good. We were surprised! Husband ate 3/4 of it leaving me only 1/4! Next time I’d make more! It was a quick and easy meal!

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Eggs with Chickpeas, Spinach, and Tomato
adapted from cooking light

Ingredients

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons thinly sliced shallots (about 1)
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
Dash of crushed red pepper
1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
1/2 cup lower-sodium marinara sauce
1 (14-ounce) can chickpeas, undrained
2 cups fresh baby spinach
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 large eggs
2 ounces pecorino Romano cheese, shredded (1/2 cup)

Preparation

1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add shallots, rosemary, red pepper, and garlic; cook 2 minutes or until shallots are tender, stirring constantly. Add marinara and chickpeas; bring to a simmer. Stir in spinach, salt, and black pepper. Break eggs evenly over marinara mixture. Simmer gently for 15 minutes (do not stir) or until egg whites are almost set. Cover, and cook for 1 minute or until egg whites are set (yolks should still be runny). Sprinkle with cheese.

Chicken Tagine with Almonds & Chickpeas

24 Sep

I took chicken out to defrost with no plan. I came across this recipe and it was perfect! Had everything I needed except dried apricots so I substituted a mixture of raisins and craisins. It turned out really yummy!

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Chicken Tagine with Almonds & Chickpeas
adapted from thekitchn

Olive oil
2-3lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 yellow onion, diced
1 carrot, peeled and diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1-inch piece ginger root, peeled and minced
1 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup chicken stock
1 cup dried couscous
3/4 cup mix of raisins and craisins
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 cup almonds, roughly chopped
1 15-oz canchickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons cilantro for serving

Warm one tablespoon of oil in a large Dutch oven (at least 5 1/2-quarts) over medium-high heat until the oil flows easily and you can see it shimmering. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper, and place as many as will fit into the pan without crowding. Sear for 5 to 8 minutes, flipping once, until both sides are golden brown. Remove to a clean plate and continue searing the rest of the chicken pieces. If necessary, add more oil to keep a thin film on the bottom of the pan. If the oil starts smoking, turn down the heat.

Pour off all but a teaspoon of oil and return the pan to medium heat. Sauté the onions and carrots with a half teaspoon of salt until softened and beginning to brown, about 10 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Sprinkle the ginger and spices over top and cook until fragrant, another minute.

Stir the chicken stock and raisins/craisins into the pan, scraping up any seared bits that might be stuck to the bottom of the pan. Nestle the chicken pieces into the pan; try to fit them in a single layer, but it’s ok if some pieces overlap.

Bring the liquid to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover the pan and cook for 50-60 minutes. The tagine is ready when the chicken registers 165° on an instant-read thermometer in the thickest part of the meat and when its juices run clear.

Transfer the cooked chicken to a clean plate and tent with foil. Add the honey, almonds, and chickpeas to the pan with the apricots and onions, and increase the heat to medium-high. Bring the stew to a rapid simmer and cook until it has thickened slightly. Taste the sauce and add salt if necessary.

To serve, spread the cooked couscous on a serving platter and arrange the chicken pieces on top. Ladle the stew over top, making sure the chicken pieces each get a good coating. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve.

spinach and edamame salad

14 Apr

 

i had a bag of spinach that was begging to be used…  when i asked the husband what he wanted for dinner he suggested a salad…  so this recipe seemed appropriate…  we both really enjoyed it and it was quite filling!

 

Spinach and Edamame Salad:

adapted from bevcooks

What it takes for 4 salads:

* 1 (14.5 oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
* 1 (10 oz) bag of frozen edamame
* 1 cup dried cranberries
* 1/2 cup roasted pine nuts

* 1 bag baby spinach, divided
* 2 lemons, juiced
* 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
* coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

cook edamame according to package directions (i microwaved mine)

Once cooked, let cool about 5 minutes.

In a large bowl, toss the edamame with the chickpeas, dried cranberries, and pine nuts.

In a small bowl or jar, whisk or shake the lemon juice with the oil, along with a good pinch of salt and pepper. Voila, dressing.

Arrange 2-ish cups of spinach on a plate, and top with the edamame mixture. Dress the salad with the lemon dressing and….lunch!