Chickpeas and Chicken in a Tomato Sauce

This Chickpeas and Chicken in a Tomato Sauce is a recipe of my own making, it is similar to some dishes you will find here in Turkey using Chickpeas.  It is one of my husband’s favourites and he thinks it’s Turkish. I’ve never told him I made it up myself!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 60 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4
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Ingredients for Chickpeas and Chicken in a Tomato Sauce:


I like to use chicken thighs and normally use about 6.  I also use chicken breast and cut it into chunks.

In large pot, brown your chicken then remove.  Add your onion and cook till soft, then add in your garlic and cook for another 1 or 2 add in your chickpeas and mix together.   Then mix in your spices and tomato paste and mix together, then add in your tomatoes and again mix together.  Add in your chicken if you are using thighs, make sure to cover them with some of the chickpeas.  If your using chicken breast mix the chunks through the chickepeas.

Pour over you water so it covers your chicken and chickpeas.  Allow to come to the boil and then simmer till the sauce reduces.  I like to let this slow cook for about an hour to allow the to sauce reduce and thicken.

Taste your sauce then Season to taste.  You may also wish to add more spices in if you feel it needs a bit more body rather than piling in the salt especially if you are serving to children.   You can also add in a chicken stock cube if needed.

This should feed around 2 -4 people.  My little boy loves this as well a bit messy but he always clears his plate!

Serve with Pilav or Bulgur.

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2 Responses to “Chickpeas and Chicken in a Tomato Sauce”

  1. 24th September 2013

    Sara Elvington Reply

    Are you using canned or dry chickpeas?

    • 4th December 2013

      kerryarslan Reply

      I used dry as the canned are to expensive here in Turkey, but canned ones work fine though you don’t need to cook them as much as the dried ones.

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