Chickpea Curry with Chicken
Chickpea Curry with Chicken

Chickpeas are a staple in Indian cuisine. They are valued for their protein content and as a delivery vehicle in amazingly spiced dishes like curries and masalas.

For a rich, spicy Indian inspired curry look no further. Protein-rich chicken and chickpeas bring a satisfying heartiness to the dish, while ground cumin, turmeric, and coriander blanket the chickpeas in a rich inviting sauce. In just over 30 minutes you have a savory dinner all are sure to enjoy. (For a milder (or hotter) version, adjust the amount of chili powder to your taste.)

Chickpea Curry with Chicken
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Chickpea Curry with Chicken

This chickpea curry is high in protein and big on flavor!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword chickpea curry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 313 kcal
Author Toshi Jones


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. raw chicken breast tenders
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • ½ tsp. mustard seed
  • 1 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin divided use
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1 tsp. ground chili powder
  • 1 (15-oz.) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans) drained and rinsed
  • 1 (14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes no salt added
  • 1 cup low-sodium organic chicken broth (or vegetable broth)


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet (or wok) over medium-high heat.

  2. Add chicken; cook, for 4 to 5 minutes, turning once, until golden brown. Remove from pan. Set aside.

  3. Add onion, garlic, ½ tsp. cumin, and mustard seed to same skillet; cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the onion begins to soften.

  4. Add turmeric, remaining ½ tsp. cumin, coriander, chili powder, chickpeas, tomatoes, chicken broth, and chicken. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low; gently boil for 10 to 15 minutes.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Chickpea Curry with Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 313 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 474mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 8g
Protein 31g 62%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.