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Chicken Chickpea Jalfrezi

I came back from the supermarket with a lot of new ingredients that I haven’t cooked with yet. Who am I kidding, I haven’t really cooked at all, but I am starting to fall in love with it. I have a few great Cookbooks, one of them Fast Food written by Gordon Ramsay, one discussing the basic and another one focused on healthy foods.

What you will realize about me and cooking is that tomato is a no no. It will not happen, I do not care how crucial tomato is as an ingredient… I will find another way. I also realized that most recipes have tomato in them, bleh.

Today I was torn between cooking a Haddock dish with some sweet potatoes, coleslaw and a three bean salad. Then I wanted to make a chicken curry with some spinach. I also bought some beetroot and chillies as well as cabbage.

I then realized that it is okay not to use all the ingredients, there are still a lot of other days where I can experiment. I decided to combine a Chickpea Curry recipe with a Chicken Jalfrezi recipe, and this is what I came up with.

Ingredients:

1 tsp sunflower oil

3 garlic cloves

1 onion, sliced

2 tsp ground cumin

2 tps curry powder

1 red pepper, deseeded and diced

small green pepper, deseeded and diced

2 green chillies, deseeded and diced

500g chicken breast diced

1 can (400g) chickpeas

1 cup chicken stock

 Step 1:

Heat the oil in the pan. Add onions, garlic and brown lightly. 1-2 minutes on a medium heat.

Step 2:

Add the chillies and peppers to the pan and fry for 5 minutes. Add half of the Chicken stock. Put your stove on a higher heat and add the chicken. Leave it like this for about 5 minutes.

Step 3:

When the Chicken is lightly browned add the rest of the Chicken Stock and spice with salt and pepper. Turn the heat down and add the Chickpeas. Let it simmer for about 15minutes.

There you go, in three easy steps you have a great spicy curry meal.

– instead of using chicken stock you can use a can of tomatoes.

– If you want to make it a vegetarian dish substitute the chicken with some sweet potatoes and butternut.

– If you feel the need for some carbs you can add rice to this dish.

So this is what it looks like:

 

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