Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Chicken with Garbanzo Beans

The whole family loves this! It is super easy, made in only one pot, it's nutritious with lots of protein, and it's cheapo too! This is gluten-free, casein-free, soy-free, egg-free, corn-free, rice-free (unless served with rice!), and I make mine tomato-free!

8 chicken drumsticks (I use the ones with skins)
2 large cans of garbanzo beans (aka chickpeas)
3 large soup spoon-fulls of tomato paste or my tomato-free tomato paste
Olive oil

In a large pot, coat bottom with olive oil. Add chicken drumsticks and "brown" over medium-high heat, cooking until you don't see pink anymore. Dump in the garbanzo beans. Add the tomato paste (or tomato-free tomato paste). Add enough water to cover the beans. Add salt (I use a lot). Cook over medium heat, stirring every now and then to make sure things aren't burning on the bottom. Cook until the garbanzo beans are soft enough to eat and the chicken is starting to fall off the bone.

Serve this in a bowl. Each person can get a drumstick plus some saucey beans. For the kids, I usually take the chicken off the bone and cut it into small pieces and mix into the beans.

This tastes good with a side of a hearty bread, like Breads from Anna (as shown in photo). It's also really good served on top of (or next to a bowl of) rice, if you're not rice-free.

If you have a family of 4, this makes enough for 2 drumsticks each. The garbanzos with the sauce make a nice little dish by themselves too. Serve with some plain yogurt on top for those who aren't dairy/casein-free!


Anonymous said...

Looks yummy! Nice to see you posting again too!

KateIsCrafty said...

I just made this for dinner and it was a big hit! Thanks!

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