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Sticky Sesame Chickpea

Sticky Sesame Chickpea

4 from 31 votes
Recipe by Sagen Jackson Course: DinnerCuisine: ChineseDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Calories

685

kcal

This restaurant style chickpeas recipe is perfect for an easy after work dinner. They are packed with flavor and plant protein so you’ll be full and your tastebuds will be satisfied.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups chickpeas, cooked

  • 4 cloves garlic

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 1/2 tbsp toasted sesame oil

  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce

  • 3 tbsp maple syrup

  • 2 tsp rice vinegar

  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger or 2 tsp fresh grated ginger

  • 1 tbsp tapioca flour

  • 4 tbsp low sodium vegetable broth water (divided)

Preparation

  • Cook chickpeas according to package directions.
  • In a small bowl combine the tapioca flour and 2 tbsp of the vegetable broth and mix until no clumps remain. Set aside.
  • Mince the garlic and add to a sauté pan with olive oil. Sauté for a few minutes or until fragrant.
  • To the sauté pan with the garlic, add in the low sodium soy sauce, sesame oil, maple syrup, rice vinegar, ginger, and the additional 2 tbsp of vegetable broth. Whisk together.
  • Add in the tapioca mixture and stir.
  • When bubbles start to form, add in the chickpeas and stir until they are well coated.
  • Cook on low heat until the sauce becomes thick and sticky, about 5 minutes. stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from the heat and let sit to allow the chickpeas to absorb all of the flavors.
  • Serve with steamed broccoli and brown rice.
  • Enjoy!

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Sagen Jackson

Sagen knows first hand the harmful negative impacts bad habits can have on your health. For the past fifteen years, she has worked in the health industry developing programs for underserved women, partnering with doctors to create unique primary care services and serving with her local breastfeeding coalition and food bank. She loves helping women like you set health goals and crush them! Because she knows if she can overcome a drinking addiction and unhealthy eating habits so can you! It won’t always be easy but feeling and looking your best is always worth it! Download the HealthiHER app and get started on your journey to a HealthiHER you! You Glow Girl!

This Post Has 23 Comments

  1. Beth

    Can I sub cornstarch for the tapioca flour?

      1. Mia

        10/10. Newly vegan and this was easy and delicious

        1. Sagen Jackson
          Sagen Jackson

          Oh, so happy to hear that Mia! Thank you for the kind comment.

      2. Amaris

        So flavorful, super quick and budget-friendly ! My husband loved this as well as my picky 2-year old son.

        1. Nienke

          I tried it and now it’s one of my new favorite things to eat!

      3. Marissa

        where do you find the chickpeas with cooking directions?? can i used canned chickpeas??

        1. Sagen Jackson
          Sagen Jackson

          You may absolutely use canned chickpeas. I just prefer dry chickpeas. The chickpeas should have instructions for how to cook on the package but please feel free to use canned.

  2. Taylor

    This was so good! Next time I’ll double it because I bet it’s great leftover!

    1. Sagen Jackson
      Sagen Jackson

      Thank you, Taylor! It is perfect for leftovers. I just finished mine the other day.

  3. Meagan poff

    Very delicious, Loved the ginger

  4. Claire

    Taste amazing! My sauce was runny and not sticky but I’m not sure why still really good though!

    1. Sagen Jackson
      Sagen Jackson

      Hmm, the tapioca flour (or cornstarch) is what’s going to help get that consistency. I’m glad you enjoyed it though. Thank you for trying out the recipe and leaving a review – very much appreciated.

  5. Lauren

    These were SO delish! Will absolutely be making these again. Were they 685 calories per serving or 685 for the total recipe?

    1. Sagen Jackson
      Sagen Jackson

      Hi Lauren, oh I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Great question all my recipes are calorie estimates and they are per serving.

  6. molly

    so yummy! so simply to make and really filling, I’d definitely reccomend it! <3

  7. Rachel

    So delicious and so easy! This meal is definitely going to become a staple!

  8. Amy

    This is one of my favourite quick suppers. I make this all the time now, so thank you for the recipe! A note for anyone who doesn’t buy light sodium soya sauce, I do half soya sauce half water and it works well.

    1. Sagen Jackson
      Sagen Jackson

      Oh, it’s a pleasure. The original recipe creator is tagged below.

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