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    Easy Chicken Supper With Chickpeas and Tomatoes

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    Easy Chicken Supper With Chickpeas and Tomatoes

    This spicy dish is ideal for a simple weekday family supper. And with all the ingredients in the same pot, it’s easy on the washing up, too.

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 30 minutes
    • Total time: 40 minutes 40 minutes

    Serves: 4

    Ingredients

    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 2 carrots, halved lengthways and thickly sliced
    • 2 Chicken Breast Fillets, cut into strips (about 300g)
    • 3tsp Bart Ras El Hanout Spice Mix
    • 400g can chopped tomatoes
    • 300 ml hot chicken stock
    • 410g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
    • 20g pack fresh coriander, chopped

    Method

    1. Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy-based pan and add the onion and carrots. Cover the pan and sweat the vegetables over a low heat for 10 minutes. Remove the vegetables from the pan and set them to one side. Increase the heat slightly, add the chicken strips and cook for a few minutes until golden brown. Stir in the spice mix and cook, stirring, for another minute or so.
    2. Add the vegetables back to the pan, then add the tomatoes and the stock. Stir in the chickpeas, season and bring to a simmer for 20 minutes, covered, until the chicken is cooked through and there is no pink meat. Stir in the coriander, and serve with couscous or crusty bread.

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    Cook's tips

    If you have some leftover cooked chicken, you could use this instead of raw chicken. Just add the cooked chicken 5 minutes before the end of cooking, until heated through.

    Drinks recommendation

    Rosé is a perfect choice for light, evening suppers. El Prado Tempranillo Rosé 2007, Valencia, Spain, is juicy and berry-scented, with a refreshing acidity that’s ideal for tomato based sauces.

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