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Spicy Tomato Chickpea Sauce

This Spicy Tomato Chickpea Sauce + Baked Chicken recipe has loads of bold flavor and real spice that is sure to set your dinner table apart from the rest. Juicy chicken breast (thinly sliced), tomatoes, chickpea, all atop cooked brown rice and lathered in a beautiful chickpea sauce; this is surely the perfect dinner choice.

Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Creator Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea

Must-Haves:

  • 2 Tbsps olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1 jalapeno pepper (chopped)
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • dash of salt + pepper
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 can tomato sauce, 15 oz.
  • 1 1/2 cup chickpea, cooked (or a 15 oz. can, drained + rinsed)
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • fresh parley (for garnish)
  • handful of grape tomatoes (for garnish)

Instructions:

  1. Heat olive oil in a large sauce pan on medium heat and add the onion, garlic, and jalapeno pepper and cook for a few minutes until browned.

  2. Add all the spices and lemon juice and cook for 2 minutes or so.

  3. Add can of tomato sauce and let simmer for 10 minutes.

  4. Add chickpeas, coconut milk, and cook for another 5 minutes.

  5. Transfer sauce to a blender and blend on the lowest speed possible, until smooth (you may have to do this in two batches depending on your blender size). If the sauce is too thick for your liking, continue blending for a longer amount of time until you get the consistency you prefer.

  6. Top with rice, then chickpea, and sliced chicken breast,  bit of parsley and fresh tomatoes (if preferred). Bon Appetite!

Tips | Notes:

Caution: When blending sauce, please be sure to put the speed on the lowest possible to avoid splashing and possible burns!!