Chicken and Chickpea Soup

Soup is my total comfort food. It’s hearty, it’s healthy and there’s a million different kinds so you never get bored. When the first chill of fall hits the air, I start to crave my hot bowls of soup and can’t wait to try new ones all winter long. This recipe came about because I was looking for a way to use up a bunch of rotisserie chicken fast, it definitely did the trick and I loved it! It would be equally as awesome with leftover turkey from Thanksgiving or Christmas as well. Great way to use up left overs without getting bored. 

CHICKEN & CHICKPEA SOUP

Chicken and Chickpea Soup

Ingredients

1 medium onion, chopped
1 tbsp garlic, minced
1 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp lemon juice (or juice of one lemon)

2 medium carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
3 stalks celery, sliced
1 can chickpeas 540 ml
1 can diced tomatoes 540 ml

32oz chicken stock
2 cups cooked chicken, shredded or diced
Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

In a large pot or dutch oven, add onion and cook, until soft. Add garlic, cumin, cinnamon and lemon juice, and continue to cook for about 1 min. 

Stir in carrots, celery, tomatoes, chickpeas and chicken. Pour stock in and bring to a boil.

Reduce to a medium simmer and allow to cook for about 30 min. 

Season with salt and pepper if needed, I prefer to use a flavoured can of diced tomatoes like cracked pepper, so I didn’t bother. 

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Chicken and Chickpea Soup
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Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 4-5
 
Ingredients
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (or juice of one lemon)
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 can chickpeas 540 ml
  • 1 can diced tomatoes 540 ml
  • 32oz chicken stock
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded or diced
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large pot or dutch oven, add onion and cook, until soft. Add garlic, cumin, cinnamon and lemon juice, and continue to cook for about 1 min.
  2. Stir in carrots, celery, tomatoes, chickpeas and chicken. Pour stock in and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce to a medium simmer and allow to cook for about 30 min.
  4. Season with salt and pepper if needed

chicken and chickpea soupServe with bread, crackers or a good old fashioned grilled cheese sandwich!

chicken and chickpea soup

Comments

  1. Lynda Cook says:

    I love my homemade soups, they are so good and good for you too, I never thought of putting chick peas in though, going to do that next time!!

  2. Looks delicious! Love homemade soup especially when it has lots of protein

  3. We often make homemade soups; need to try this one!

  4. Susan T. says:

    I love chickpeas in soup! I don’t eat much meat so I would make this with veggie broth and leave out the chicken but it looks like a good, easy recipe.

  5. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I can’t say that I’m a fan of chickpeas but I do like a good chicken soup, so I’d probably just put in frozen peas instead.

  6. kathy downey says:

    Love homemade soup,we always add black beans i must try chickpeas next time

  7. loucheryl says:

    I love chick peas! I have never had them in soup though. I’ll have to give this a try!

  8. Victoria Ess says:

    That soup looks delicious! I will definitely be trying this recipe!

  9. Elva Roberts says:

    I read this recipe and I love the ingredients. They make this soup a very healthy soup with the protein and vegetables. I plan on making it to see if it will become a favorite in our house. Thank you for this and other good recipes.

  10. kathy downey says:

    Hubby made this on the weekend it’s so good !

  11. My hubby is so into chickpeas right now. I should make this for him.

  12. I love chick peas and a hot bowl of soup would be awesome in this cold weather.

  13. Linda Bragg says:

    This looks so yummy!! AND I have this can of chick peas that I wasn’t sure of what to do with so now I have the perfect recipe to put them in. We love home made soups and hubby always brags on my cooking so I am going to surprise him with this one cause I have never used chick peas in anything….sound crazy…guess because when growing up they were just not used in our house for some reason.. Not that I have never ate them because I have. Just in someone else recipe but only in the last 5-6 yrs. Ha Ha I am branching out!!

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