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Sticky Sesame Chickpea

Sticky Sesame Chickpea

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


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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.


  • 3 cups 3 chickpeas, cooked

  • 4 cloves 4 garlic

  • 1 tbsp 1 olive oil

  • 1 1/2 tbsp 1 1/2 toasted sesame oil

  • 1/3 cup 1/3 low sodium soy sauce

  • 3 tbsp 3 maple syrup

  • 2 tsp 2 rice vinegar

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

  • 1 tbsp 1 tapioca flour

  • 4 tbsp 4 low sodium vegetable broth water (divided)


  • 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. kitchendancepartii

      Hi, Beth. Absolutely!

      1. Mia

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

        1. kitchendancepartii

          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. kitchendancepartii

          That’s awesome to hear, Amaris!

        2. 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. kitchendancepartii

          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. kitchendancepartii

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

  3. Meagan poff

    Very delicious, Loved the ginger

    1. kitchendancepartii

      Thank you, Meagan!

  4. Claire

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

    1. kitchendancepartii

      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. kitchendancepartii

      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

    1. kitchendancepartii

      Thanks, Molly!

  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. kitchendancepartii

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

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