Chicken & Rice With Chickpeas

Chicken & Rice With Chickpeas
09 May 2024

One of the street delicacies of Turkey is the street pilaf with chicken and chickpeas. No matter how hard we try at home, we often cannot achieve that taste. So, how to make Turkey's favorite street delicacy? Prepare the ingredients, and we will share the tips and tricks for delicious chicken and rice with chickpeas.

How Many Calories in 1 Serving of Chicken and Rice with Chickpeas

A small 100-gram portion of chicken and rice with chickpeas is approximately 285 calories.

Prep Time : 20 mins
Cook time : 30 mins
Servings : 4 People
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Chicken & Rice With Chickpeas


  • 1 entire chicken breast
  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 65 gr oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 bowl of boiled chickpeas
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
Chicken & Rice With Chickpeas


  1. Wash the rice and put it in a deep bowl. Add enough hot water and lemon juice to cover the rice and leave it for about an hour.
  2. Meanwhile, boil the chicken meat and reserve the water to use in the rice dish. Prepare the breast meat by shredding it.
  3. Drain the water from the rice. Heat the vegetable oil in a pot. Add the rice and salt, and stir rapidly for about 10 minutes.
  4. At the end of the roasting process, add the hot chicken broth in a ratio of 1 to 2, 1-2 drops of lemon juice, butter, and chickpeas, and stir.
  5. After the rice starts to boil over high heat, turn the heat to the smallest stove burner, reduce the heat to low, and close the lid of the pot. 
  6. Remove from the stove after the rice has absorbed the water. Cover with a paper towel or kitchen napkin and leave to rest.
  7. Then place it on a serving plate, spread the shredded chicken meat on top, and sprinkle with black pepper.
  8. You can also add ketchup according to your taste. Enjoy your meal.
Serving Suggestions

Chicken and rice with chickpeas pairs excellently with pepper pickles.

Expert Tips
  • To prepare a grainy rice pilaf, you must first roast the rice until it turns transparent.
  • Be sure to use butter to get the consistency of the pilaf.
  • Soaking the chickpeas in water overnight will help them boil more quickly.
  • Adding chicken broth to the pilaf will improve its flavor.
  • Be careful not to stir the pilaf after pouring water over it.
  • Another point to be considered is to remove the cooked pilaf from the stove and leave it for 10 minutes to infuse.

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