Chicken thighs with harissa and chickpeas

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Serves 4


1 tbsp olive oil
8 chicken thighs
Salt and black pepper
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 tbsp tomato purée
2 x 400g tins of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
4 tbsp harissa paste

120ml chicken stock

Handful of fresh parsley and chopped Lemon wedges, for serving

  1. Preheat the oven to 220 ̊C/200 ̊C fan/gas mark 7.
  2. Heat the oil in a large ovenproof pan over a medium-high heat. Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Working in batches to avoid crowding the pan, brown the chicken on all sides, then transfer to a plate and set aside.
  3. Pour off all but one tablespoon of fat from the pan. Add the onion and cook for 5-6 minutes until softened. Add the garlic and cook for one minute longer.
  4. Stir in the tomato purée and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring. Add the chickpeas, harissa and chicken stock. Bring to a simmer.
  5. Nestle the chicken thighs in amongst the chickpeas, skin side up. Transfer the pan to the oven and roast for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken is completely cooked throughout.
  6. Top with parsley and serve with lemon wedges for squeezing over.

Per serving: 457kcals, 18.4g fat (4.3g saturated), 14.5g carbs (2.5g sugars), 55.8g protein, 3.5g bre, 0.322g sodium