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Chicken with Chickpeas in Tomato Sauce: Algerian Recipe

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This recipe for Chicken with Chickpeas in Tomato Sauce (Chtitha Djedj) is prepared very quickly and is very easy to make. Basically, you just need to gather the ingredients and wait until it's ready. The sauce is delicious and has a perfect thickness for dipping your favorite bread.

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Why make this Chicken with Chickpeas in Tomato Sauce

This recipe for Chicken with Chickpeas in Tomato Sauce (Chtitha Djedj) is one of the delights of the Algerian cuisine. It's an ideal recipe to have on hand for days when you don't have much time to cook, but want to serve a nutritious and above all delicious plate of food to your family (or guests). You can have this chicken with chickpeas dish ready in just an hour.

At my place, we love recipes that require some good baguettes fresh out of the oven to dip into any sauce. And this recipe is no less, it's a delicious tomato sauce with spices, which has a perfect thickness for dipping bread.

It's a perfect dish for those crazy weekdays when you barely have time to think about what to cook, but want to serve a healthy, balanced and very delicious meal. This recipe for chicken with chickpeas is full of protein, fiber, and vitamins. And I'm sure this dish will make your family smile.

Ingredients you need to make this Chicken with Chickpeas in Tomato Sauce

Making this delicious Algerian-style Chicken with Chickpeas is easier than you think, and you only need simple ingredients, which you probably already have at home.

Here are the ingredients I used to make this recipe:

  • Chicken: you need approximately 1 kilo of pieces of chicken
  • Onion: one onion finely diced
  • Garlic: you need 4 cloves of pressed garlic
  • Tomato: two grated tomatoes, choose some very red and ripe tomatoes
  • Chickpeas: two cups of canned chickpeas to add extra protein to this dish. If you prefer, you could use dried chickpeas, but remember to soak them the day before.
  • Concentrated tomato paste: you need one tablespoon of concentrated tomato
  • Sweet paprika: one tablespoon of sweet paprika
  • Ground cumin: half a teaspoon of ground cumin
  • Ground ginger: 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • Olive oil: a splash of olive oil for cooking
  • Water: just the right amount of water to cover the chicken, not too much
  • Salt and pepper: add salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley: use some chopped fresh parsley to decorate

Kitchen utensils you need to make this recipe

In order to make this recipe, you need the following kitchen utensils:

  • Cooking potyou need a pot with a lid to prepare the recipe
  • Frying pan: use a frying pan to brown the chicken
  • Cutting board: use a cutting board to cut the vegetables
  • Knife: use your favorite knife to chop the vegetables
  • Garlic press:: press the garlic with a garlic press, if you don't have one, chop the garlic very finely

How to make this Algerian-style Chicken with Chickpeas in Tomato Sauce

Preparing this dish is very simple, and your guests or your family will completely love it. Keep in mind that this recipe needs to be accompanied by good bread.

Start by heating a splash of olive oil in the pot and add the chopped onion. When the onion has softened a little, it's time to add everything else except the chicken (and of course except the parsley, which is only for decoration): the pressed garlic, the chickpeas, the grated tomato, the spices, the tomato concentrate and salt and pepper to taste. Stir it and leave it for about 3-4 minutes over medium heat.

Add the chicken pieces and cover with water. Don't add too much because we don't want a soup, it just has to cover the chicken. Put the lid on the pot and leave it for about 40 over medium-high heat.

After this time, take out the chicken and heat a frying pan with a little olive oil (or butter if you prefer). Brown the chicken and serve it with the chickpea sauce. Decorate the dish with parsley and serve it with warm bread.

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Frequently asked questions

Below I answer some frequently asked questions, if you do not find the answer, you can leave a comment below. I will be happy to resolve any doubt.

Can I skip the final step of browning the chicken in the pan?

Yes, you can skip it perfectly. It's not necessary to brown the chicken in the pan. The chicken at that point is already done. This step is done only to obtain a crispy and golden skin.

Can I use dried chickpeas for this recipe?

Yes, you can use dried chickpeas. Plan ahead and soak the chickpeas the night before.

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If you like this Algerian recipe, check out the following recipes

If you like this recipe, you will probably also like the following Algerian recipes:

  • Try this recipe to make Algerian Dolma, it's zucchini and potatoes stuffed with minced meat in a simple but delicious sauce. It's easy to make, healthy and above all delicious.
  • If you love pizza, you can't miss this Pizza Carrée. It's a pizza with a delicious base, it's different from the ones you have tried, and has a very basic tomato sauce on top. It's decorated with black olives and no matter how simple it may seem, you will love it.
  • If you prefer Cocas, try this Algerian Coca, filled with a spiced tomato and onion sauce. You can add ingredients such as chicken breast or cheese.
  • And of course, don't forget to accompany this dish with freshly baked bread like these Baguettes or these Crunchy Bread Rolls.

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Chicken with Chickpeas in Tomato Sauce: Algerian Recipe

Chicken with Chickpeas in Tomato Sauce: Algerian Recipe

Recipe by Oum Bilal

This recipe for Chicken with Chickpeas in Tomato Sauce (Chtitha Djedj) is one of the delights of Algerian cuisine. It's prepared quickly, it's delicious and it's a very healthy dish.

Course: Main dishes
5 from 1 vote
Servings

4

servings
Preparation time

5

minutes
Cooking time

50

minutes
Cooking mode

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Ingredients

  • 1 kg 1 chicken pieces (with bone)

  • 1 1 onion, minced

  • 4 4 garlic cloves, pressed

  • 2 2 tomatoes, grated

  • 2 cups 2 chickpeas

  • 1 tablespoon 1 concentrated tomato paste

  • 1 tablespoon 1 sweet paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 ground cumin

  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 ground ginger

  • olive oil

  • water

  • parsley (decoration)

  • salr & pepper

Instructions

  • Heat a splash of olive oil in the pot and soften the onion.
  • Add everything else except the chicken: the pressed garlic, chickpeas, grated tomato, spices, tomato concentrate and salt and pepper to taste. Leave it for about 3 minutes over medium heat.
  • Add the chicken pieces and cover with water. Don't add too much. Put the lid on the pot and leave it for about 40 over medium-high heat.
  • Take out the chicken and heat a frying pan with a little olive oil (or butter if you prefer). Brown the chicken and serve it with the chickpea sauce.
  • Enjoy it with some warm bread.
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