Chicken, chickpeas, checkmate: An easy, game-changing dinner for two

  • You've probably got all the spices you need in your pantry to make Za'atar Chicken With Chickpeas and Yogurt.

    You've probably got all the spices you need in your pantry to make Za'atar Chicken With Chickpeas and Yogurt. Tom McCorkle for The Washington Post, food styling by Lisa Cherkasky

 
By Bonnie S. Benwick
The Washington Post
Posted10/9/2018 6:00 AM

Chicken and chickpeas are getting to be pretty good teammates, paired in recipes by Martha Stewart, Tori Avey, Bon Appetit and the Food Network, not to mention Mediterranean, Spanish and Middle Eastern cuisines. The differences among them have to do with cooking approaches for each ingredient, which result in textures and flavors that complement each other.

In this pantry-friendly dish, you get the deep flavor of garlicky roasted chickpeas and seasoned chicken-breast meat that you won't overcook. Some of those chickpeas get mashed and stirred into yogurt, transforming the simple stuff into a tangy, chunky sauce.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Go full-fat on the yogurt here; you're worth it.

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