Dinner Dash

RECIPE | Easy one-pan paprika chicken with chickpeas & fennel

Simply pop all the ingredients into a baking dish, stick it in the oven and, voila, in 40 minutes dinner's on the table

26 May 2019 - 00:09 By Hein van Tonder
One-pan paprika chicken with chickpeas and fennel.
One-pan paprika chicken with chickpeas and fennel.
Image: Hein van Tonder

Serves: 4


1 medium fennel bulb, trimmed and chopped

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 x 400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

5ml (1 tsp) smoked paprika

Salt and cracked black pepper

250ml (1 cup) chicken stock

250ml (1 cup) pouring cream

8 chicken thighs and drumsticks

15ml (1 tbsp) extra virgin olive oil

To serve:

Oregano leaves



  1. Preheat oven to 250ºC.
  2. Place the fennel, garlic, chickpeas, paprika, salt and pepper in a deep-sided roasting pan.
  3. Add the stock and cream and mix to combine.
  4. Brush the chicken with the oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place on top of the fennel mixture and cook for 20- 30 minutes or until the chicken is golden and cooked through.
  5. Sprinkle with the oregano and dukkah to serve.