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Chicken & chickpea stew

Points® value
Total Time
30 min
5 min
25 min
Chickpeas are great for adding texture and flavour to a dish – especially when roasted in fragrant spices until crisp. They’re budget-friendly too!


Chickpeas, cooked

2 can(s), large, drained

Calorie controlled cooking spray

4 spray(s)


2 teaspoon(s), level, smoked

Oregano, Dried

1 teaspoon(s), level

Chilli flakes

½ teaspoon(s), level

Red pepper

2 medium, deseeded and finely sliced

Chicken breast, skinless, raw

450 g, cut into strips

Tinned Tomatoes

2 can(s), large, chopped

Bulgur wheat, dry

240 g

Parsley, fresh

2 tablespoon(s), roughly chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 210°C, fan 190°C, gas mark 6½. Put ¼ of the chickpeas in a roasting tin and mist with cooking spray.
  2. Mix the smoked paprika, oregano and chilli flakes together and sprinkle a third over the chickpeas. Roast for 25 minutes or until crisp.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a large casserole over a medium heat and mist with cooking spray. Add the pepper and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes, or until starting to soften.
  4. Add the chicken and cook for 5 minutes, or golden on all sides. Stir in the remaining spice mix, then add the rest of the chickpeas, along with the chopped tomatoes. Simmer for 15 minutes until the liquid has reduced slightly.
  5. Meanwhile, put 1 litre water in a pan and bring to a boil. Add the bulgur wheat and cook until tender. Drain, then toss through most of the parsley.
  6. Serve the stew with the bulgur wheat and chickpeas, garnished with the remaining parsley.