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One Pot Spanish Chickpea Chicken
This One Pot Spanish Chickpea Chicken is an easy, family-friendly dinner! You’ll love how the flavors come together in this healthy one pan meal!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 526kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1.25 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs about 4 pieces*
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 15 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 ¾ cups 14.5 ounce can low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup long grain brown rice rinsed and drained
  • 15 ounce can chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  • Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and add it to the hot pan. Brown the chicken on both sides, about 3 minutes per side, and then transfer to a clean plate.
  • Reduce the heat under the skillet to medium. Add the onion and bell pepper to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds, stirring.
  • Add 1 teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon black pepper, the smoked paprika, cumin, diced tomatoes, and broth. Stir to combine. Stir in the rice and chickpeas. Nestle the chicken back into the mixture in the skillet.
  • Bring to a low simmer, cover, and cook for 35-40 minutes, until rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed. Stir gently every 10 minutes to make sure the rice cooks evenly.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley and serve.


  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts may also be used.
  • To make this recipe vegetarian, omit the chicken and substitute vegetable broth for the chicken broth.


Serving: 1/4 recipe | Calories: 526kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 135mg | Sodium: 612mg | Potassium: 1019mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1350IU | Vitamin C: 50.8mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 4.9mg
Nutrition information is only an estimate.
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