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Chicken and Vegetable Curry with Chickpeas

This easy chicken and vegetable curry with chickpeas is a delicious and healthy chicken dinner idea! Also a great meal if you're looking for what to do with leftover chicken. Delicious over rice and served with a side of naan.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 7 mins
Cook Time 23 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Mains
Cuisine American, Indian
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 944 kcal


  • 1 C uncooked forbidden rice or rice of choice
  • 1 medium yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lb chicken breasts cooked and seasoned, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 C cooked broccoli cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 C cooked green peas
  • 1, 15 oz can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 19 oz coconut cream
  • 2-3 Tbsp red curry paste
  • 1 C spinach large stems removed and leaves torn into small pieces
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Cilantro to top


  • Cook forbidden rice (or rice of choice) per package directions
  • While rice is cooking, make your curry. Start by sautéing onion with olive oil and salt until translucent, about 5 minutes
  • Add garlic and sauté 30-60seconds until aromatic
  • Add chicken, broccoli, peas, chickpeas, coconut cream, and red curry paste to the pan and simmer 10-15minutes
  • Taste curry, adjust to taste as desired
  • Add spinach and wilt
  • Stir in juice of 1 lime
  • Serve over rice and garnish with cilantro


*Note: this is a great recipe to used leftover chicken in! We've made this with pulled chicken, grilled chicken, baked chicken... it all works just fine.
*Make this vegetarian and vegan by removing the chicken from this recipe. If you decide to remove the chicken from this recipe, I would recommend that you add another plant based protein, such as crispy tofu or additional chickpeas, to bump up the protein.


Calories: 944kcalCarbohydrates: 66gProtein: 44gFat: 60gSaturated Fat: 44gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 473mgPotassium: 1461mgFiber: 14gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 2433IUVitamin C: 48mgCalcium: 122mgIron: 7mg
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