Chicken and Chickpea Recipe – Super Delicious Chicken with Lemon and Garlic for a Family Dinner Easy on the Budget
Move over boring chicken – there’s a new recipe in town and it’s a yummy Chicken and Chickpea Recipe! We love this lemony chicken recipe with the chickpeas cooked right in the same skillet. Warm and yummy chickpeas with lemon and garlic.
You can add an additional can of chickpeas to the recipe if you feel you need more fiber and protein in this meal. This recipe is also another great one that is easy on the family budget!
You will love this robust and delicious Chicken and Chickpea Recipe with Lemon and Garlic.
- 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 lemon
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 can chickpeas
- 1 tablespoon capers (optional)
Season both sides of chicken with with salt and pepper.
Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a large skillet and turn heat to medium-high.
Add chicken to skillet, top sides down, and cook 6-7 minutes or until tops are nicely browned.
Flip chicken and add the butter and garlic to the skillet. Squeeze the juice of half of the lemon over the chicken.
Cut the other half of lemon into thin slices and lay on top of the chicken.
Lower heat and cook chicken for about 15 minutes, flipping chicken a few times as it cooks.
Remove chicken from the pan and add 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil and the chickpeas. Lightly sprinkle chickpeas with salt, pepper and onion powder. Stir with a spatula to combine.
Lay chicken pieces back in the skillet and cook for about 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
Yum – this will be one of your new favorite dishes to cook.
Capers add a bit of zest to this dish and go well with chickpeas. The flavors can also be enhanced by adding additional lemon juice and butter.
Chickpeas Are Healthy
Chickpeas are a great source of vitamins, minerals and fiber. Because they do contain a lot of fiber, they help weight lose or weight management because they will keep you fuller longer. If you have cut back on red meat – chickpeas are high in protein and make an excellent replacement for red meat.
Eating one serving a day of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils can significantly reduce ‘bad cholesterol’ and therefore the risk of cardiovascular disease, a new study has found. – Sciencedaily.com
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