Chickpea and Chicken Curry Recipe -
Chickpea and Chicken Curry Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Chickpea and Chicken Curry

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"This is a delicious, fast and easy meal that makes great leftovers for lunch too! Serve with rice."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    40 mins


  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir the onion and chicken until the onion is dark brown, and the chicken is golden, about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium, and stir in the garlic, curry powder, cinnamon, and clove. Cook and stir until the spices are fragrant and the garlic has softened slightly, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the garbanzo beans, ketchup, tomato paste, lemon juice, salt, black pepper, and water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook 10 minutes. Uncover, and increase heat to medium-high, and allow the sauce to reduce to your desired consistency. Stir in additional water if too thick. Garnish with cilantro to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 31, 2011

I had to tweak this recipe before I even started cooking it but it was a good base recipe. I used garam masala (cardamom, cloves, cinamon, cumin seeds, corriander seeds toasted and ground) extra curry, more black pepper and chopped cilantro in the pan, not only for garnish. I chopped up a few fresh very hot cayenne peppers too. (Too many to use up this summer!!) I used 1/3 can of diced tomatoes and a few small fresh plum tomatoes to get a nice sauce rather than only ketchup (I omitted) and water. At the end I stirred in about 1/3c low fat plain yogurt. I served with jasmine rice. Delish. No way would the recipe as written have enough spice and flavor. I noticed a lot of recipes on here are very base and simple and someone who knows there way around the kitchen can really jack them up to awesome!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 22, 2011

The taste itself if fine except that it isn't exactly curry... I should have known when the ingredients called for tomato paste... but alas... I was so hoping that it would somehow taste like curry. It taste like a Morrocan stew. Still good and easy to make, just don't expect it to taste like curry....

Sep 30, 2010

I did not have curry powder so I substituted a mixture of cumin, basil, corriander and a smidge of ginger. It was delicious.

Feb 23, 2011

I made this as directed, except I used 2 chicken breasts instead of 1. This was an excellent dish. It was easy, had a good flavor, and is low in fat. Next time I may use some cayenne pepper to add some heat, but it was still very good without that.

Nov 15, 2010

My husband made this dish and it was overall pretty good and easy to make. We did feel that the ketchup or the lemon juice gave it a funky after taste or flavor. We really can't pin it down what it was that caused the flavor to be off for us. We did add more chicken than the recipe indicated.

Feb 01, 2011

Of course, I made a few tweaks to this recipe but we really enjoyed it. I added diced carrots to the minced onion, and made my own bbq sauce with tomato puree, molasses, etc. I also added garam marsala to the dish after it finished simmering on the stove. You could serve this over rice or couscous, but I prefered to just eat it as is. Filling, healthy, flavorful. Thanks for sharing your recipe, Claudia. It was very good.

Jan 18, 2011

Liked the idea of this, but it was a little boring, so doubled or tripled the garlic, made my own spicy curry powder, dumped in other random curry-type spices such as more cinnamon, ginger, cumin, allspice and coriander. Also added a healthy dose of chopped up habanero, as we do serious spice in our house. The extra water is definitely needed to give it a good stewey sauce for the rice and I even added a can of diced tomatoes, although I think that ended up making it too tomatoey and not enough curry.

Dec 22, 2010

This was not bad but honestly not that exciting. Definitlely not a "wow" dish, it was just o.k. I felt that the cinnamon was a little overpowering. If I ever make this again, I will cut the cinnamon in half. I also added large junks of tomatoes.


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  • Calories
  • 208 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 5.6 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 5.6 g
  • 23%
  • Protein
  • 14.2 g
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 1028 mg
  • 41%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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