15-MINUTE HIGH-PROTEIN SPICY CHICKEN & CHICKPEAS RECIPE
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15-MINUTE HIGH-PROTEIN SPICY CHICKEN & CHICKPEAS RECIPE

15-MINUTE HIGH-PROTEIN SPICY CHICKEN & CHICKPEAS RECIPE

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15-MINUTE HIGH-PROTEIN SPICY CHICKEN & CHICKPEAS RECIPE
Forget about chicken with broccoli, it’s time for a new non-boring healthy chicken dinner: It’s this 15-minute, high-protein spicy chicken and chickpeas dinner recipe! It’s delicious, prepared in one pan and best served with a small salad and hummus or your favorite sauce on the side. It’s also a great meal prep recipe if you’re into meal prep.

15-Minute Spicy Chicken and Chickpeas! Forget about chicken and rice, forget about chicken and broccoli (if you’re doing it to lose weight!) too! This easy healthy chicken recipe is the perfect dinner – it’s delicious, it’s spicy and you only one pan. Also it’s a very versatile and easy meal prep recipe that you can make in about 15 minutes. Pair with some fresh salad on the side and tzatziki or hummus and you’ve got yourself a tasty and healthy Mediterranean diet dinner in no time.

15-MINUTE HIGH-PROTEIN SPICY CHICKEN AND CHICKPEAS RECIPE
But you’ve got to admit, this is pretty genius, right? I mean how much better is this dish than a pale chicken breast with soggy broccoli on the side? I’ll tell you.

Healthy Oatmeal Pancakes

It’s much better. Like much much better. And it has a lot of protein too. 35 grams for 273 kcalories. I’d be ecstatic if I actually counted calories or macros or I could count in general. I cannot. You know what I can do?

That’s right I can cook this delicious chicken in 15 minutes using only one pan and a good amount of garlic. Here’s how.

15-Minute Spicy Chicken and Chickpeas! Forget about chicken and rice, forget about chicken and broccoli (if you’re doing it to lose weight!) too! This easy healthy chicken recipe is the perfect dinner – it’s delicious, it’s spicy and you only one pan. Also it’s a very versatile and easy meal prep recipe that you can make in about 15 minutes. Pair with some fresh salad on the side and tzatziki or hummus and you’ve got yourself a tasty and healthy Mediterranean diet dinner in no time.

HOW TO MAKE SPICY CHICKEN AND CHICKPEAS IN 15 MINUTES
There are a few shortcuts you can use to make this simple dinner so quickly.

Use canned chickpeas – rinse and drain them, because if you don’t it’s pretty disgusting. Dried chickpeas, in my experience, take hours to cook.
Chop the chicken before cooking it – this will allow it to cook quicker.
Add flavors right in the pan – marinating takes way too long when you’re hungry and unprepared.
15-Minute Spicy Chicken and Chickpeas! Forget about chicken and rice, forget about chicken and broccoli (if you’re doing it to lose weight!) too! This easy healthy chicken recipe is the perfect dinner – it’s delicious, it’s spicy and you only one pan. Also it’s a very versatile and easy meal prep recipe that you can make in about 15 minutes. Pair with some fresh salad on the side and tzatziki or hummus and you’ve got yourself a tasty and healthy Mediterranean diet dinner in no time.

SPICY CHICKEN AND CHICKPEAS INGREDIENTS

chicken breast or use boneless skinless chicken thighs
chickpeas – look for chickpeas that are canned in a jar
garlic – the smelly type, very essential here
olive oil – the extra virgin type
lemon juice – the fresh lemon type
scallions and parsley – this dish needs something green
crushed red pepper or chili flakes – to make the whole thing spicy…although if your garlic is like the one I got this meal would be pretty spicy already
black pepper and salt

MEAL PREP THIS?
Yes, you can. In fact, this is one of those meals that is perfect for meal prep. It keeps in the fridge for 3-4 days and gives you maximum flexibility. It’s very versatile:

Pair it with some hummus and salad and you’ve got yourself a great, super healthy meal prep bowl.

LEFTOVER MAKEOVER
Sick of it by day 3? Add some tomato sauce and cheese, wrap it in a tortilla and turn it into a quesadilla. Sadly, I could never get over quesadillas.

Or turn it into fried rice? Add some extra garlic, some rice or cauliflower rice, an egg and tamari or soy sauce and your dinner is ready! That’s right, leftovers can make you creative.

And honestly, if you’re like me, you won’t get sick of the version with hummus and salad.

15-Minute Spicy Chicken and Chickpeas! Forget about chicken and rice, forget about chicken and broccoli (if you’re doing it to lose weight!) too! This easy healthy chicken recipe is the perfect dinner – it’s delicious, it’s spicy and you only one pan. Also it’s a very versatile and easy meal prep recipe that you can make in about 15 minutes. Pair with some fresh salad on the side and tzatziki or hummus and you’ve got yourself a tasty and healthy Mediterranean diet dinner in no time. This chicken recipe is gluten-free and high-protein.

HIGH-PROTEIN SPICY CHICKEN & CHICKPEAS RECIPE

15-Minute Spicy Chicken and Chickpeas! Forget about chicken and rice, forget about chicken and broccoli (if you’re doing it to lose weight!) too! This easy healthy chicken recipe is the perfect dinner – it’s delicious, it’s spicy and you only one pan. Also it’s a very versatile and easy meal prep recipe that you can make in about 15 minutes. Pair with some fresh salad on the side and tzatziki or hummus and you’ve got yourself a tasty and healthy Mediterranean diet dinner in no time. This chicken recipe is gluten-free and high-protein.

Super easy 15-minute one-pan chicken dinner idea: high-protein spicy chicken and chickpeas! So delicious, healthy and so easy! Pair it with some hummus and a salad to make it even better! This will also be a good meal prep recipe as it keeps well in the fridge for about 3 days.

INGREDIENTS
1 pound / 400g chicken breast, boneless, skinless, chopped
1 cup chickpeas, canned rinsed and drained
2 garlic cloves
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 scallions, thinly chopped
2 Tbsp chopped parsley
1 tsp crushed red pepper / chili flakes
1 tsp black pepper
salt to taste

INSTRUCTIONS
Chop the chicken and saute it in a non-stick pan with the olive oil at medium high heat, add the crushed red pepper and black pepper and a pinch of salt and stir until coated. Cover with a lid for 3-4 minutes or until the chicken isn’t pink anymore.
Add the chickpeas and keep stirring for another 3-4 minutes. Then add in the garlic and stir again for 1-2 minutes. Add the chopped scallion and stir again for another 2 minutes or until the chicken is done.
Take the pan off the heat sprinkle some lemon juice and thinly chopped parsley on top.
Enjoy! This would be great to serve with a simple tomato cucumber salad, tzatziki or hummus.

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