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Chicken and Chickpea Casserole

Chicken and Chickpea Casserole

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20 mins + 50 mins
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Serves 4


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 500 g chicken thigh fillets, halved
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 red chilli, chopped
  • 1 cm fresh ginger, peeled, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 400g can diced tomatoes
  • 400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 ¹/₂ cup chicken stock
  • 2 courgettes, chopped
  • 2 cups couscous
  • Coriander leaves, to garnish


1. In a large saucepan, heat oil over high heat. Cook chicken for 4-5 minutes, turning, until well browned. Transfer to a plate.

2. Reduce heat to medium. In the same pan, sauté onion, garlic, chilli, ginger and cumin for 3-4 minutes. Cook until onion is soft.

3. Return chicken to pan and add tomatoes, chickpeas and stock. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 25 minutes.

4. Add courgettes and stir through. Simmer for a further 10-15 minutes until chicken is cooked through.

5. In the meantime, cook the couscous according to packet instructions.

6. To serve, sprinkle coriander over the chicken and have with couscous on the side.

Tip: This recipe could also be made with chicken breasts, just slice in half horizontally and cut into 3–4cm strips.

This recipe was sent in by Food to Love


Qty Price
Countdown Olive Oil Mellow $5.30 ea
$5.30 ea
Fresh Produce Onions Brown $2.50 kg
$2.50 kg
Fresh Produce Garlic Nz $26.99 kg
$26.99 kg
Continental Super Stock Chicken Stock $5.00 ea
$5.00 ea
Waitoa Free Range Chicken Thigh Fillets $28.00 kg
$28.00 kg
Fresh Produce Chilli Red
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Fresh Produce Ginger Whole $16.99 kg
$16.99 kg
Countdown Herbs Cumin Ground $2.00 ea
$2.00 ea
Wattie's Tomatoes Roasted Garlic & Onion $2.50 ea
$2.50 ea
Macro Chick Peas Organic $1.50 ea
$1.50 ea
Fresh Produce Courgette Nz
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Countdown Couscous $2.50 ea
$2.50 ea
Superb Herb Coriander Living Plant
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