Chickpea Curry with Chicken

Chickpea Curry with Chicken

Chickpeas are a staple in Indian cuisine. They are valued for their protein content and as a delivery vehicle in amazingly spiced dishes like curries and masalas.

For a rich, spicy Indian inspired curry look no further. Protein-rich chicken and chickpeas bring a satisfying heartiness to the dish, while ground cumin, turmeric, and coriander blanket the chickpeas in a rich inviting sauce. In just over 30 minutes you have a savory dinner all are sure to enjoy.

Tip: For a milder (or hotter) version, adjust the amount of chili powder to your taste.

4.22 from 41 votes

Chickpea Curry with Chicken

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 4 Servings
Author Beachbody


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb raw chicken breast tenders
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • ½ tsp mustard seed
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cumin divided use
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 (15-oz.) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans) drained and rinsed
  • 1 (14.5-oz.) can low-sodium diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup low-sodium organic chicken broth (or vegetable broth)


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet (or wok) over medium-high heat.

  2. Add chicken; cook, for 4 to 5 minutes, turning once, until golden brown. Remove from pan. Set aside.

  3. Add onion, garlic, ½ tsp. cumin, and mustard seed to same skillet; cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the onion begins to soften.

  4. Add turmeric, remaining ½ tsp. cumin, coriander, chili powder, chickpeas, tomatoes, chicken broth, and chicken. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low; gently boil for 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 309
Total Fat: 9 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 67mg
Sodium: 630mg
Carbohydrates: 28 g
Fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 5 g
Protein: 31 g

P90X/P90X2 Portions
1 Protein
½ Legume/Tuber Carb
2 Vegetable

P90X3 Portions
1½ Carb 1½
½ Fat

Body Beast Portions
1 Legume
2 Vegetable
3 Protein
½ Fat

Portion Fix Containers
1 Green
1 Yellow
1 Red
½ tsp

Not familiar with Portion Fix? Find out how Portion Fix can make losing weight simple.

If you have questions about the portions, please click here to post a question in our forums so our experts can help. Please include a link to the recipe.