Sriracha Garlic Chicken With Creamy Tomato Chickpeas and Mushrooms Recipe
This chicken dinner has just a hint of spice and sweetness; the milk helps create a creamy sauce and the mushrooms give it an earthy element. This is one of my very own recipes, and I find it as comforting as any casserole. This is a rather hearty and slightly heavy meal.
It could be considered a complete meal. The only thing it seems to be missing is carbs. If having carbs in the meal is essential to you, having a dinner roll or corn bread would pair well with this. You could also add rice to the bean mixture if you pleased.
Most of the prep work is already done for you in this dish, its mainly opening cans of pantry essentials, use of spices most people always have (with the exception of the Montreal steak seasoning that McCormick spice company makes), and some of your favorite chicken, whether you enjoy dark meat or white meat.
With this dish, I wanted to make sure the skin on the chicken was crispy. It always seems to make a meal seem more satisfying. To get that crispy skin, I decided not to cover with aluminum foil. If using skinless thighs or chicken breast, it would be best to use aluminum so the chicken doesn't dry out.
This recipe is also approved of from my fiance, and he has a slightly finicky palate.
If you are busy with work more times than not, this makes wonderful leftovers for the next couple nights.
- 6-8 chicken thighs or breasts, Boneless is best
- 2 15.5 ounce cans chickpeas, (aka garbanzo beans)
- 2 4 ounce cans or 1 8 ounce package sliced mushrooms
- 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
- 1 10 ounce can condensed tomato soup
- 1 cup milk
- 1\4 cup italian dressing
- 3 tbsp Sriracha
- 3 tbsp garlic powder
- 3 tbsp montreal steak seasoning
- 2 tsp adobe powder
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 15 ounce can corn or peas, (optional)
- salt and pepper, to taste
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F or 190 degrees C
- Chicken: Arrange chicken in pan and coat well with seasonings- 1 tbsp garlic powder, 1 tbsp Montreal steak seasoning, 1 tsp adobe, 1/2 tsp thyme, salt and pepper to taste, 1/4 cup Italian dressing, and 1 tbsp sriracha. Bake for 45 minutes or till chicken is fully cooked. *if you are using a skinless chicken, cover with aluminum foil to prevent chicken from drying out.
- While the chicken is cooking, in a pot add oil, mushrooms, and the rest of the dry seasonings and cook on medium heat until the mushrooms are golden brown in color. *Achieving golden brown canned mushrooms can take up to 5 to 10 minutes longer than with fresh and the texture will still be slightly different.
- Then in the same pot add chickpeas, diced tomatoes, condensed soup, cup of milk, and the 2 tbsp sriracha and cook on low till chicken is done, stirring occasionally. *if adding peas or corn, add during the last 5 minutes of cooking for best results.
- Serve and enjoy. *Any leftovers refrigerate after food fully cools down to prevent rapid growth of bacteria.