This flavorful Middle Eastern-inspired dish is perfect for a satisfying and nutritious meal. The combination of marinated chicken, ginger, cumin, cardamom, coriander, and garbanzo beans creates a unique flavor that will tantalize your taste buds. To complete the meal, serve the chicken with bulgur, brown rice, and/or pita bread. The mixture of flavors – basmati, hoisin, 5-spice and cilantro – makes this dish definitely worth trying. To not heat up the kitchen in the summertime, the rice and broccoli would have to be prepared ahead of time. The orange was a big plus, as it made the dish very attractive, and the succulent sweetness contrasted nicely with the Asian spices. We tested this tonight for dinner and were pleasantly surprised. The texture wasn’t that rubbery. Very aromatic.
For 6 people
- 1 whole - Skinless chicken
- 1/3 cup - Lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon - Salt
- 1/4 teaspoon - Pepper
- 1 tablespoon - Vegetable oil
- 2 - Chopped onions
- 1/4 cup - Fresh chopped ginger
- 1 teaspoon - Ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon - Ground cardamom
- 1 teaspoon - Ground coriander
- 2 16 oz cans - Garbanzo beans
- 2 cups - Chicken broth
- 2 cups - Cooked bulgur or brown rice
- Place chicken in a large bowl, cover with water. Add lemon juice, let marinate for 20 minutes.
- Drain chicken, pat dry, then season with salt and pepper.
- In a 4-quart pot, heat oil. Brown chicken in oil on all sides. Remove from pot.
- Cook the onions in the same pot until soft. Add more oil if needed.
- To the onions, add ginger, cumin, cardamom, and coriander. Cook for a few more minutes.
- To the pot, add the chicken, garbanzo beans, and broth.
- Bring to a boil on high heat. Reduce heat, let cook covered for 30 minutes or until chicken is tender.
- Serve with cooked bulgur, brown rice, and/or pita bread.
This delicious Middle Eastern-inspired dish is sure to be a hit. The combination of marinated chicken, ginger, cumin, cardamom, coriander, and garbanzo beans creates a unique flavor that is sure to tantalize your taste buds. Not only is it flavorful, but it is also nutritious and a great way to enjoy a summer meal without heating up the kitchen. Serve with cooked bulgur, brown rice, and/or pita bread for a complete and satisfying meal.