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Chicken and Chick Pea Curry

Updated on July 20, 2012

Cook Time

  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Cook time: 30 min
  • Ready in: 40 min
  • Yields: 4 - 6 serves
5 stars from 1 rating of Chicken and Chick Pea Curry

When the mid week meal is coming and you don't know what to do, and you want something a bit different from the usual, this quick and easy curry may be the answer. It's just a matter of chopping an onion, a few chillies, measuring out a few spices, using tinned tomatoes and chick peas, and some good chicken from the butcher (or freezer), simple. I hope you enjoy this one.


  • 2 -3 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 8 Chicken Thighs
  • 1 Onion, Chopped
  • 2 cloves of Garlic, Crushed
  • 2 fresh Green Chillies, Seeds removed and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Tumeric
  • 2 tsp ground Coriander Seeds
  • 2 tsp ground Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp garam Masala
  • 2 -3 tbsp fresh Mint, Chopped
  • 400 gram tin of Tomatoes
  • 150 ml of Water
  • 400 gram tin of Chick Peas, Drained and rinsed


  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large heavy based pan and cook the chicken until it is lightly golden. Remove the chicken and place on a plate to the side.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, chilli and dry spices to the pan and cook gently, stirring frequently until the onion is soft and the spices are fragrant.
  3. Now stir in the tomatoes, chick peas, mint and water. Mix well and then return the chicken to the pan. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover with a tight fitting lid and let simmer for 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
  4. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed. Serve while hot with Basmati rice and garnished with fresh coriander leaves and naan or roti bread on the side.


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      InTuneWithCooking 5 years ago from Australia

      Awesome! I hope you enjoyed it :)

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      Judy Specht 5 years ago from California

      Have written this down receipt ,headed to the grocery for the ingredients. Yummy!

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      InTuneWithCooking 5 years ago from Australia

      Thanks oldroses! It's so simple, yet so tasty! The weather's warming up here now, so I've put this one away for now :)

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      Caren White 5 years ago from Franklin Park, NJ

      Can't wait to try this! Great recipe and great hub.

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      I'm very excited about this recipe as we love all the curry spices and chickpeas. Thank you!

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      InTuneWithCooking 5 years ago from Australia

      Thanks Jen! It definitely makes the house smell good too ;)

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      jenubouka 5 years ago

      Two beautiful ingredients that are amazing with curry. Awesome recipe!