Italian Chicken and Chickpeas

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Every year on Christmas Eve my Nana makes a traditional Italian dish of baccala and chickpeas. I created this for a quicker and less-expensive version. It's even better the next day!

close up view of Italian Chicken and Chickpeas garnished with fresh herbs on a white plate
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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 2 tablespoons dried rosemary

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 ½ teaspoons white sugar

  • 1 bay leaf

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

Directions

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season the chicken with the rosemary on both sides; cook the chicken in the hot oil until browned evenly, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.

  2. Pour 1 tablespoon olive oil into the skillet. Cook and stir the garlic in the hot oil until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, cayenne pepper, sugar, bay leaf, and red pepper flakes to the skillet; stir. Return the chicken to the skillet; cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until the chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 10 to 12 minutes.

  3. Stir the garbanzo beans into the skillet; continue cooking until the beans are heated, 2 to 3 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

330 Calories
14g Fat
25g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 330
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 809mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 12mg 61%
Calcium 78mg 6%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 650mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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