Mediterranean Chicken Chickpea Recipe | With Tahini Sauce Topping

Get and prepare all the ingredients below. Because for dinner, we will make a heavenly taste that appeals to your eyes and then your stomach.

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. There is no doubt that 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 quite 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, sauté vegetables like broccoli, carrots, and mushrooms as a side dish, and 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


  • Cut the chicken breasts into medium but long cuts. Start by preheating a large, non-stick, deep skillet. Put 1 tbsp olive oil in the preheated pan. Then add the chicken breasts. Cook until the chicken releases water and absorbs again.
  • After the chicken breasts have absorbed all the water, add chopped garlic. Then add salt, pepper, and paprika and continue stirring and frying. After the chickens are browned, turn off the stove and keep the chickens aside.
  • Get a clean skillet. Preheat it too. Transfer the boiled chickpeas to this skillet. Finally, add paprika, salt, and cumin. Fry, stirring gently, until the chickpeas and spices combine. Turn off the stove and keep the spicy chickpeas aside.
  • Now it’s time to make the tahini sauce topping, which will give this dish an excellent flavor and creamy appearance. To start preparing the tahini sauce, take the whole tahini in a medium bowl. Add 1 tbsp olive oil to it. Add the cumin.
  • Crush or grate 1 clove of garlic and add that too. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon and add. Finally, add the salt and mix until all the ingredients are well combined.
  • Get a deep, wide serving plate to prepare this amazing dinner plate. Arrange the fried chicken breasts at the bottom of the plate. Sprinkle crispy chickpeas on it. Pour the tahini sauce evenly over the fried chicken breast and chickpeas.
  • Chop some scallions and sprinkle as much as you want at the top of the plate. That’s it! Enjoy your food 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 chickens, do not forget to stir occasionally, but not too often.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


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

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See Also

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Mediterranean-Friendly Traditional Falafel Recipe

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