Mediterranean Chicken Chickpea Recipe | With Tahini Sauce Topping

Stove-Top Mediterranean Tahini Chicken Chickpea Recipe

Thanks to hummus, we all know the wonderful harmony of chickpeas with tahini. But have you tried chicken and tahini together before? Well, have you tried chickpeas, tahini, and chicken together? This flavor will blow your mind.

Tenderest chicken breast sautéed with spices and garlic at the bottom of the plate, crispy chickpeas sautéed with paprika on the chicken, and extra creamy tahini sauce on top. A little scallion for decoration, too.

These flavor harmonies are just what many are looking for. Undoubtedly, once you try it, it will enter your list of favorite dishes you will want to make all the time.

It is prepared very quickly and can be consumed the next day, and with all this, its nutritional value is relatively high.

Without further ado, let’s move on to the recipe step by step and learn how to make this Mediterranean, low-carb, low-calorie, high-protein recipe.

Chicken Chickpea Recipe

Mediterranean Chicken Chickpea Recipe

Yield: 4

Chicken Chickpea Recipe

Chicken Chickpea Recipe

While you try the chicken chickpea recipe, which is a good source of protein, consider sautéing vegetables like broccoli, carrots, and mushrooms as a side dish. You'll see how easy and delicious it is to prepare an extra healthy dinner.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


Prepare the chicken

  • Chicken (4 breasts)
  • Olive oil (1 tbsp)
  • Garlic (2 cloves, chopped)
  • Paprika (1/2 tsp)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For Fried Chickpeas

  • Chickpea (6 ounces)
  • Hot paprika (1/2 tsp)
  • Salt to taste
  • Cumin (Little less than 1/2 tsp)

For Tahini Sauce Topping

  • Tahini (3 1/2 oz)
  • Lemon juice (Use 1/2 lemon)
  • Water (Little less than 1/2 cup)
  • Garlic (1 clove, crushed)
  • Cumin (Little less than 1/2 tsp)
  • Salt to taste


  1. Here's the step-by-step process for preparing the chicken chickpea recipe:
  2. Cut the chicken breasts into medium but long cuts. Preheat a large, non-stick, deep skillet. Add 1 tbsp olive oil to the preheated pan, then add the chicken breasts. Cook until the chicken releases water and absorbs it again. Once the chicken breasts have absorbed all the water, add chopped garlic, salt, pepper, and paprika. Continue stirring and frying until the chicken is browned. Turn off the stove and set the chicken aside.
  3. Preheat a clean skillet and transfer the boiled chickpeas to it. Add paprika, salt, and cumin. Fry, stirring gently, until the chickpeas are combined with the spices. Turn off the stove and set the spicy chickpeas aside.
  4. Now, prepare the tahini sauce topping. In a medium bowl, mix the whole tahini with 1 tbsp olive oil, cumin, crushed or grated garlic clove, juice of half a lemon, and salt. Mix until all the ingredients are well combined.
  5. To assemble the dish, get a deep, wide serving plate. Arrange the fried chicken breasts at the bottom of the plate. Sprinkle crispy chickpeas over the chicken. Pour the tahini sauce evenly over the fried chicken breast and chickpeas.
  6. Chop some scallions and sprinkle them on top of the plate.

Enjoy your delicious and healthy chicken chickpea dish while it’s still hot! Bon appétit!


Optionally, you can add 1 tsp olive oil to the skillet before adding the chickpeas.

While cooking the chicken, remember to stir occasionally, but not too often, to ensure even cooking and browning.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 430Total Fat 22gNet Carbohydrates 11gProtein 45g

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See Also

Mediterranean Grilled Peach Salad Recipe (Nutrient-Dense)

Mediterranean-Friendly Traditional Falafel Recipe

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