1-Pan Creamy Chickpeas

1-Pan Creamy Chickpeas

Imagine waking up on a lazy weekend and your tummy is rumbling for food… this 1-Pan Creamy Chickpeas recipe with bacon, sausages and eggs will be the perfect remedy! 🍳 Warm and comforting, this recipe is as delicious as any brunch available in fancy cafés ✨ Best of all – it’s way cheaper and you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home.


Why 1-Pan Creamy Chickpeas will be Your Favourite Recipe

Time-Saving: This recipe takes 15-minutes tops. I actually timed myself preparing this before I had my coffee and was still half awake. So imagine if you’re cooking this after a coffee – it’ll be way faster!

Nutritional: Per calculations from MyFitnessPal app, this recipe consists of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, and Iron. It is also Gluten-Free! However, do take note that due to the ingredients such as bacon and cream, the cholesterol of this recipe is at 194 gm per serving – therefore, even though I know it might be too delicious and tempting to make again, please eat moderately!

Budget-friendly: This brunch is inexpensive as compared to other recipes that use more expensive ingredients. These ingredients are easily available and won’t cause a huge dent in your budget. Also, it’s way cheaper than dining in a café!

Customizable: Have fun and experiment with different kinds of ingredients. You can omit sausages and bacon for a vegetarian option. Or maybe even add baby spinach and omit cream for a healthier version. In fact, you can even go crazy and add in more eggs if you wish! Unleash your creativity ✨


Shopping List

First, you will need to have proper equipment:

  • 1 pan or pot

Secondly, ingredients:

  • 1 cup chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 strips bacon
  • 1 large sausage (any kind)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup cooking cream
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 2 large eggs

Preparing the 1-pan creamy chickpeas

  • Boil the can of chickpeas for 5 minutes with a pinch of salt.
  • Drain the chickpeas and put them aside.
  • Cut sausage and bacon into small pieces.
  • Mince garlic cloves.
  • Rinse a sprig of thyme and put it aside.

Start Cooking 🍳

  • Heat up a pan on medium heat. To test if the pan is hot enough, sprinkle a drop of water on the pan. If the water simmers, means it’s ready!
  • Next, add olive oil to the pan.
  • And then, add the bacon and sausages.
  • Once the bacon and sausage are crispy and browned, add minced garlic and fry as well.
  • When the garlic is lightly browned, add the sprig of thyme. Followed by tomato paste, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and water. Fry for about a minute until fragrant.
  • Add cooking cream and stir until colour is even.
  • Add salt and pepper to your liking.
  • Add chickpeas that you cooked earlier. Mix the chickpeas until fully coated.
  • Make 2 holes within the creamy chickpea mixture for eggs. Crack 2 eggs into each hole.
  • Cover the pan for about 3 minutes, or until the eggs are done to your liking. (maintain medium heat).
  • At last, it’s done!

Serving Suggestions

  • Baguette or Sourdough bread
  • Also pairs well with potatoes, salad, or just on its own!

Useful Tips

  • To save even more time in the morning, you can boil the chickpeas in advance the night before! Just put them in the fridge (refrigerated for up to 3 days) and take them out to cook whenever you’re ready.
  • If there are leftovers of the creamy chickpeas, you can store them in the fridge for 3 days in an air-tight container. Just reheat in the microwave for 3 minutes (depending on your microwave’s setting).
  • If you plan to eat it over the week, you can freeze the leftovers. To thaw, put the creamy chickpeas back down in the fridge area for a few hours until it softens (normally 8 – 10 hours for my fridge). Then just microwave it!

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Creamy Chickpeas with Eggs, Bacon, and Sausage

Course: Breakfast, brunch, Main Course
Keyword: 1 pot, comfort food, mediterranean
Servings: 2 pax
Calories: 716kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 strips bacon
  • 1 large sausage (any kind)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup cooking cream
  • Salt and black pepper to your liking
  • 2 large eggs

Instructions

Prepping Chickpeas

  • Drain the can of chickpeas.
  • Rinse with cold water.
  • Submerge chickpeas in boiling water.
  • Boil for 5 minutes with a pinch of salt.
  • Drain the chickpeas. Put aside for later use.

Prepping raw ingredients

  • Cut strips of bacon into square pieces.
  • Cut sausage into 1-inch pieces.
  • Mince garlic cloves.
  • Rinse a sprig of thyme and put aside.

Start Cooking 🍳

  • Heat up a pan on medium heat. To test if the pan is hot enough, sprinkle a drop of water on the pan. If the water simmers, means it's ready!
  • Add olive oil to the pan. Once you see swirls in the oil, it means it's hot enough!
  • Add bacon and sausages into the pan. Fry until crispy and browned.
  • Add minced garlic and fry until slightly browned.
  • Next, add the sprig of thyme, tomato paste, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and water. Fry for about a minute until fragrant.
  • Add cooking cream and stir until colour is even.
  • Add salt and pepper to your liking.
  • Add chickpeas that you cooked earlier. Mix the chickpeas until fully coated.
  • Make 2 holes within the creamy chickpea mixture for eggs. Crack 2 eggs into each hole.
  • Cover the pan for about 3 minutes, or until the eggs are done to your liking. (maintain medium heat).

Notes

Nutrition Facts
Servings 2.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 716
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29 g 44 %
Saturated Fat 6 g 28 %
Monounsaturated Fat 15 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 194 mg 65 %
Sodium 1450 mg 60 %
Potassium 1578 mg 45 %
Total Carbohydrate 80 g 27 %
Dietary Fiber 22 g 86 %
Sugars 17 g  
Protein 31 g 63 %
Vitamin A 68 %
Vitamin C 27 %
Calcium 16 %
Iron 52 %
*Nutritional facts based on MyFitnessPal 

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