This full-bodied dish hails from the Catalán region of Spain. The chicken thighs stay moist and juicy when reheated, so it is a good candidate for making ahead.

Perla Meyers
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 1994


Recipe Summary

1 hr 10 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Place flour in a shallow dish and dredge chicken thighs, shaking off excess flour. Season both sides with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large cast-iron over high heat. Add the chicken, partially cover the pan and cook until the chicken is nicely browned, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

  • Reduce heat to medium and add the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to the pan. Add chiles and cook until they turn dark, about 2 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and discard. Add onions and garlic to the pan; cook until soft and lightly browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Add paprika and marjoram and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add tomatoes, green peppers and salt and pepper to taste; cook for 5 minutes longer.

  • Return the chicken to the pan, along with 1/2 cup chicken broth. Cover and simmer until the chicken is tender and no longer pink inside, 20 to 25 minutes

  • Add chickpeas and the remaining 1/2 cup chicken broth; simmer for 5 to 8 minutes. Blot any fat that rises to the surface with paper towels. Taste and adjust seasonings. Garnish with parsley.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Reheat on the stovetop, in the oven (350°F, covered, for 25-30 minutes) or in the microwave.

Nutrition Facts

353 calories; protein 32.7g 66% DV; carbohydrates 20.2g 7% DV; dietary fiber 3.8g 15% DV; sugars 3.2g; fat 15.5g 24% DV; saturated fat 3.5g 18% DV; cholesterol 99mg 33% DV; vitamin a iu 678IU 14% DV; vitamin c 36.5mg 61% DV; folate 19.7mcg 5% DV; calcium 42.5mg 4% DV; iron 3.2mg 18% DV; magnesium 31.9mg 11% DV; potassium 392.5mg 11% DV; sodium 289.1mg 12% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 14% DV.

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Rating: 4 stars
Pretty Good Easy to assemble and prepare. Not quite as flavorable as I would have liked. I added some tyme and Mrs Dash. This did the trick. Pros: Chicken was juicy and flavorful Cons: Needed a little more spice for flavor Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I also added a little more spice to give the dish some zing. Very good way to cook chicken. Yum Read More