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Chicken & Chickpeas in a Creamy Spinach, Coconut Sauce

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Chicken & Chickpeas in a Creamy Spinach, Coconut Sauce

Tania @ My Kitchen Stories

Ingredients

Poaching Liquid. you will need a deep pot with a tight fitting lid and a large non stick frypan or stove top casserole to finish
  • 1 can of chickpeas (400 ml) strained water reserved . Set the chickpeas aside.
  • 1 can of coconut cream (400 ml)
  • 2-3 anchovies
  • 2 sprigs of Rosemary
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 6 drained green olives – ½ jar (with seeds)
  • ½ lemons juice or 2 Tablespoons approximately
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 boneless chicken breasts ( Approximately 500-700 gm)
Sauce
  • 1 onion diced
  • 100 gm frozen spinach about 6 squares ( or fresh sliced if you prefer)
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 stick of celery sliced finely
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil.
  • Extra lemon juice
  • extra salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Put the chickpea water, coconut, lemon juice, anchovies, olives, salt and rosemary into a deep pot and add the chicken. It needs to be covered with the liquid. Turn on the heat and bring up to the simmer when it boils count to 10 and put on the lid. Turn the stove off (if using an electric cooker take off the ring) and leave the chicken untouched for 20 minutes.
  2. Mean time prepare the fry pan or stove top casserole. Heat it and add the olive oil, onions, and celery. Sauté without colouring till soft.
  3. Drain the stock from the chicken into the fry pan discarding all the bits except the chicken, add the tomato paste, and the chickpeas ( and more olives if you like) and stir well. Let it simmer on low till reduced by half.
  4. While the sauce is reducing cut the chicken into thick slices it should be juicy but cooked all the way through. If it is slightly pink don’t worry you can finish it in the sauce.
  5. Add the spinach and the chicken to the sauce, spreading them out so they warm (and defrost). This will take about 5 minutes. press down on the spinach pieces to defrost.( this usually comes in small squares- 20 gm)
  6. The sauce should be nicely reduced and creamy now. Taste the sauce and add a little pepper, salt and a squeeze of lemon juice.

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Moroccan Chickpea Chili

Moroccan Chickpea Chili

From Best Cinnamon Recipes Blog

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrot, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons no-added-salt tomato paste
  • 2 (15 1/2 ounce) cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, fresh

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Add onion, celery, carrot, and garlic to pan; cook stirring constantly for 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in cumin, and next 7 ingredients (to ground red pepper); cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  3. Add water tomato paste, chickpeas and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes. Stir in cilantro and juice.

Please see source website for additional pictures and detailed instructions – Best Cinnamon Recipes Blog

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Wild Rice Salad with Chickpeas and Asparagus

Photo by Fragrant Vanilla Cake

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Wild Rice Salad with Chickpeas and Asparagus

Anna @ Fragrant Vanilla Cake

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked wild rice
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas (you may use canned)
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cups asparagus, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts
  • 2 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt or to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients, and toss together until well combined.  Serve at room temperature.
  2. *To cook wild rice, rinse it well, then place in a pot of water covering by a few inches and bring to a boil.  Lower to a simmer and cook until the rice begins to flower or split apart and is tender about 1 hour and 15 minutes to an hour and a half (depending on which type you have).  Cook the chickpeas in a similar fashion, they take about an hour and a half.

Please see source website for additional pictures and detailed instructions – Fragrant Vanilla Cake

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