Foodiesphere: Chicken with Chickpeas & Lentils with Squash Dhal

I’ve fallen in love with chickpeas. I want to put them in everything. Add to this current obsession, lentils and squash (butternut mostly but I’ve grown to quite like spaghetti squash). With these ingredients added to my regular shopping list, I’ve been able to drastically reduce my grocery budget, increase my diet’s overall health, and create large portion dishes.

So it’s a three-fold win. Here I present a significantly altered one-pan Chicken Thigh with Chickpea recipe and a lentil with squash dhal.

10858395_10153025814258866_7989178695106807283_n

Pan-Roasted Chicken with Harissa Chickpeas

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 pound chicken thighs (I prefer skinless, boneless)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • can tomato paste
  • 2 15-ounce cans chickpeas, drained & rinsed
  • 1/4 cup sriracha (I had no access to harissa paste)
  • cup chicken broth

Directions

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic until soft and fragrant (5-10 minutes). Add chicken and tomato paste stirring for about 3-5 minutes. Add chickpeas, sriracha, and broth mix well and bring to a simmer. Keep stirring until chicken is cooked through (at least 20–25 minutes).

10941825_10153038910623866_1729975652044175941_n

Red Lentil & Squash Dhal

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp peanut oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • a medium butternut squash, peeled and cut into cubes
  • can diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 heaped tbsp mango chutney
  • a packet of red or green lentils (16 oz.)

Directions

Put oil in skillet and heat on medium. Once the pan is hot, add onion and garlic, saute for at least 5 minutes. Add spice mixture with cubed butternut squash, stir well for about 2-5 minutes. Should be fragrant.

Add tomatoes, stock, and chutney. Bring contents to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 10 mins. Add the lentils and simmer for another 20 mins or until the lentils and squash are tender.

Advertisements

One thought on “Foodiesphere: Chicken with Chickpeas & Lentils with Squash Dhal

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s