This beautiful stew comes together in about 30 minutes with diced chicken, soft carrots, and chickpeas.

Total Time: 30 minutes
Chicken & Chickpea Stew

Chicken & Chickpea Stew

We made it to the weekend! Or Friday at least.. and my oldest daughter has a snowday today.

I actually am kind of grateful that the school decided to have a snowday today because the wind that has been blowing outside all night and this morning is crazy. They predicted about 30-40 mph winds and they weren't kidding.

So we're just going to be hanging¬†out at the house today watching movies, playing games and with toys, and enjoying the warm that is inside. I do enjoy it when the oldest has a snow day because she is such a big help with the baby so that I can get some work and blogging done.¬†Granted it usually only takes a couple hours and then we (the two of us) usually play all day together anyway… but I still feel guilty sometimes when I'm working and the baby is playing by herself, while the oldest is at school.

Chicken & Chickpea Stew

However, I do wake up at the crack of dawn… 5:30am… to get most of my work done before she wakes up just so that doesn't happen and I can truly try and focus all my energy on her when she's awake. Then when she goes down for a nap, I'll bang out a few more things on my to-do list and try and squeeze in my workout. If I can't then she, actually they both, love to try and workout with me and it's a great influence for them this young to start healthy habits.

But enough of my blathering…

Chicken & Chickpea Stew

I made this chicken & chickpea stew a couple weekends ago and it was gone in a day. Usually, with the quantity of soup I make at one time, it lasts well into the next day. But not this one. The hubs and even both kids (gasp!!) ate copious amounts of this soup – more than one bowl in one sitting and barely left any for me to enjoy.

So I'd say this was a winner in our home and will be keeping it on the menu for these crazy winter months.

Chicken & Chickpea Stew

This beautiful stew comes together in about 30 minutes with diced chicken, soft carrots, and chickpeas.

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
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Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 1/2 lb carrots peeled and sliced
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast diced
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro minced

Instructions

  1. In a large stockpot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and carrots; cook, stirring occasionally until soft, about 4-5 minutes. Stir in the garlic, cumin, and crushed red pepper flakes.
  2. Add the chicken broth, chickpeas, and tomatoes and bring to boil.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low; add the chicken and simmer until the chicken is cooked through, about 5-10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Remove from heat, stir in fresh cilantro leaves and serve.

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Chicken & Chickpea Stew

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