Return to listing

Chicken and Chickpeas

Chickpeas give an unusual flavour to a chicken casserole as well as making it more substantial.

 
 
 Chicken and Chickpeas

  Serves 4

Ingredients
 1.15-1.35kg roasting chicken, quartered
 225g chickpeas, soaked overnight and drained
 25g butter
 2 tablespoons oil
 1 large onion, peeled, halved and sliced
 2 cloves garlic, crushed
 1 x 400g tin Italian tomatoes
 275ml stock (made from the giblets)
 1 bay leaf
 1-2 tablespoons tomato purée
 1 teaspoon Herbes de Provence
 Seasoning
 Preheat the oven to 170˚C/325˚F/gas mark 3.
Oven temperatures and Conversions
Click here for information
Equipment
There is no list of equipment specified for this recipe.

This recipe first appeared in Delia's Frugal Food.

Method

Place the chickpeas in a saucepan with enough fresh water to cover them to a depth of about 5cm, then bring to the boil. Do not add any salt at this stage. Simmer (uncovered) for about 30 minutes, skimming after about 10 minutes.

While that’s happening, heat the butter and oil together in a flameproof casserole, then dry the chicken quarters on kitchen paper and fry in the hot fat over a medium heat until they’re evenly browned. Using a draining spool, remove them to a plate and in the fat remaining in the pan gently fry the sliced onion and crushed garlic until softened.

Now return the chicken to the pan and pour over the tomatoes and stock.

Then drain the cooked chickpeas, reserving their cooking liquor.

Add them to the chicken mixture with 150ml of the liquor as well. Net add the bay leaf, tomato purée and Herbes de Provence, and season.

Bring up to simmering point, cover and transfer the casserole to the oven. Bake for 30 minutes, then remove the lid and bake for a further 30 minutes.

Taste and add a bit more seasoning if necessary before serving.

Onion rice is nice with this.

 

Return to Homepage
Visit the Delia Online Cookery School with Waitrose
Click here to go to Waitrose.com
 
 

Related recipes


No recipes relate to this.

 
 

 

 




 
Forums
Popular topic
Latest post
Ask Lindsey... Hot Cross Buns
01 Apr 2015 08:22
Coffee Break Have you a signature dish?
31 Mar 2015 14:50
Food and travel Italy
02 Jan 2015 21:21
Can Anyone Help? Fresh Yeast
31 Mar 2015 22:52
Books Virtual Bookshelf
01 Mar 2015 15:04
Equipment Kitchen Aide
23 Mar 2015 16:26
Gardening Gardening 2015
19 Mar 2015 08:46
 
NetObserver
CMS solutions by REDtechnology.com