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.

This rich, spicy Indian-inspired curry includes chicken and chickpeas for a satisfying heartiness, while ground cumin, turmeric, and coriander blanket the chickpeas in a flavorful sauce.

In just over 30 minutes, you’ll have a savory dinner everyone will enjoy!

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

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Chickpea Curry with Chicken

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 309 kcal
Author BODi


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts
Chickpea Curry with Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 309 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 67mg22%
Sodium 630mg27%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 31g62%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Container Equivalents
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1 Red
1 Yellow
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