A warm, comforting chicken and chickpea stew. Great served with rice or couscous.
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
500g BBQ Chicken (Cooked)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large Onion, chopped
1 Tin diced tomatoes
1 can chickpeas, rinsed
¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
Mash garlic and ½ teaspoon salt on a cutting board with the back of a fork until a paste forms. Transfer to a medium bowl and whisk in lemon juice, cumin, paprika and pepper. Add chicken and stir to coat. Heat oil in a large frying pan . Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Transfer the chicken to the pan, Add tomatoes with their juice and chickpeas. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is warmed through. Serve sprinkled with parsley.
A heartwarming dinner with a bit of a twist. This Shepard's pie has lentils in it to bulk it up and a super tasty sweet potato topping. Tasty and good for you.
1 Tin Brown Lentils, rinsed and drained
250g Lean Lamb Mince
1 Brown Onion, chopped
1 Carrot, grated
2 Cloves Garlic, Crushed
200ml Beef Stock
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
1 teaspoon Vegemite
1 Large Sweet Potato, peeled and chopped roughly
2 Tablespoons Greek Yoghurt
2 Tablespoons Chives, chopped
Preheat oven to 200'c. In a frying pan fry the mince until browned. Add the onions, carrots and garlic to the mince and stir for 5mins. Add the stock, worcestershire sauce, vegemite and lentils. Season well.
Reduce the heat and simmer for 10mins.
Whilst the sauce is simmering, steam the potatoes (I do this in my pressure cooker for 10mins). When potato is cooked, mash it together with the yoghurt. Add the chives and mix well.
Pour the mince mixture into an ovenproof dish, top with sweet potato mash and bake for 25 mins or until the top is golden.
Mum of 2, Wife of a Fifo worker and lover of delicious, creative food.