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[RECIPE] Roasted Chickpeas and Chicken

Looking for a low-carb, high-protein meal to aid muscle repair and recovery?

It’s time to unleash a double protein ‘chick’ kick with plant-based chickpeas and animal-based chicken protein. 

This meal option is perfect for lunch or dinner, plus it’s packed with flavour, and it’s easy to make. What more could you ask for?

Ingredients

  • 180g skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Lifestyle Food Coconut Oil
  • 1 cup Lifestyle Food Dried Chickpeas
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp Lifestyle Food Turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp Lifestyle Food Cinnamon powder
  • 1 tbsp Lifestyle Food Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Lifestyle Food Roasted Seeds
  • Lifestyle Food Himalayan Crystal Salt
  • Lifestyle Food Black Pepper
  • ½ block feta cheese

Chickpeas are a great source of protein but they are also rich in dietary fibre and various vitamins and minerals.

Method

  1. Rinse and drain the chickpeas. Place them on a flat baking tray. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle spices. Roast at 180°C for 25-30 minutes.
  2. In a heated pan, add coconut oil, chopped chilli, salt and pepper and cubed chicken. Fry until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
  3. Combine chicken and roasted chickpeas in a bowl.
  4. Sprinkle with roasted seeds and crumbled feta cheese.

Author: Pedro van Gaalen

When he’s not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He’s worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.

When he's not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He's worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.

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