Chickpea, Butternut Squash & Chicken Curry

Hi all, hope everyone’s well and have had an amazing week! Looking forward to the weekend; what have you got planned?

Well I’m hoping that by the end of this post, you’re convinced to make a date with this stunner here. Besides if you haven’t particularly had a great week, you can recuperate over a plate or two, whilst planning for the week ahead.

On the blog today, I’ll be sharing with you my recipe for Chickpea, Butternut Squash and Chicken Curry. This post is in collaboration with Crazy Jack; manufacturers of organic food products and recipes to compliment.

Feeding four, this will take 35minutes to make, excluding preparation time.


150g Crazy Jack Chickpeas

75g Butternut Squash (Chopped to cube size)

200g Chicken Breast

250ml Tomatoes Passata

1 Tbsp Tomato Paste

1 Tbsp Diced Ginger

1 Tsp Diced Garlic

Olive Oil

1 Onion (Diced)

½ Lime Juice

Seasoning: Curry Powder, Italian Seasoning, Garlic Powder, Ginger Powder, Basil, Garam Masala, Chicken Tikka Masala


Preparation for chickpeas:

  • As chickpeas come in dry form, it’ll require soaking overnight or a few hours prior to cooking. Once plump, rinse a few times and set in a pot with fresh water and salt to cook.
  • Check occasionally to ensure water level isn’t low. Once as soft (or easy to squash between fingers) as desired, drain and set aside.

Preparation for chicken:

I’ll suggest doing this whilst chickpea is soaking to save time.

  • Clean your chicken, removing excess fat and trimming whatever might have been missed. Also rinse in lemon juice – your chicken can never be too clean.
  • Cut into bite size chunks. Season with 1 tsp of curry, tikka, garam masala, salt and ½ tsp of garlic powder, ginger powder, Italian seasoning and basil. Also include fresh parsley into this mix. Massage all in thoroughly and leave to marinate.

Now the curry:

  • In a cool pan, add olive oil and marinated chicken – on medium heat.

Putting the chicken in before the oil heats up will prevent it from sticking to the pan.

  • Stir occasionally, and flip onto other side so chicken is thoroughly cooked. Scoop into a bowl and set aside.
  • In the same pan add chopped onion, fresh garlic and ginger. Allow to sauté.
  • Once onion is translucent, add 1 tsp of curry powder, chicken tikka, garam masala and the tomato paste to the pan content. Fry until nicely cooked. Add a few tablespoons of water to the pan to help lift seasoning that might be sticking to the pan.
  • Futher to that, incorporate the cooked chicken, chickepeas and cubed butternut squash. Allow to absorb the flavours for a few minutes before adding the can of tomato passata and lime juice to create a fresh and tangy essence.
  • Stir well, taste for salt, and add water should it be too thick. Allow to cook on low heat for another 15 minutes, revisiting occasionally.
  • ਮੌਜਾਂ ਮਾਣੋ!

This can either be served with some fresh naan bread or a bowl of rice.

There you have it, your very own homemade chickpea curry. I hope these steps are helpful, and the curry beautiful to behold, LOL. If you do give it a try, please share with me; would love to see what you came up with.

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Funmi xx


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  1. Makes me hungry looking at this lol! I love a good curry. I’ll have to give this a try!

    Rina Samantha

  2. With the seasons shifting, this is definitely a perfect time to try out the chickpea, butternut squash, and chicken curry! I like how this dish doesn’t seem all that carby. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. This recipe sounds sooo delicious,
    Thanks for sharing

  4. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! This dish looks so delicious!

  5. I’m getting hungry just looking at all these food pictures! I love curry chicken and chickpeas a lot so it’s great to see how you combined both into a fun dish –

  6. This looks absolutely delicious, I have to make it one day!

    My Vogue Style |

  7. OMG THIS LOOKS AMAZING! Now you really got me craving indian food!


  8. Omg this looks absolutely delish!! I’ve never made curry before, so I deff need to test out this recipe!



  9. Oh my gosh – YUM. That looks absolutely amazing, especially because I love butternut squash. I will definitely have to try this for the fall!

    Looks by Lau

  10. Great recipe! Looks amazing!
    Happy Monday, babe!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  11. Oh my gosh this recipe sounds delicious. Now I need to go through your archives to find more! Love your site by the way.


  12. This dish looks amazing!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  13. I’m drooling right now! This looks absolutly delicious xx

  14. Wow! that look super delish + healthy= I’ve got to try it!

  15. Oh this looks delicious and I can hardly wait to try the recipe!! I pinned it 🙂 Thank for sharing and have a great week!

  16. This looks and sounds so yummy!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  17. I’m addicted to chickpeas, I can and have eaten an entire can in one sitting so this chickpea curry is perfect for me. Thanks for the delicious recipe.

  18. Yum this looks so delish!! Need to give it a whirl in the kitchen!

    Alya / moorizzla xx

  19. Damn this looks amazing! I’ve had dinner but now I’m hungry again haha

  20. waoo girl its looks delicious yammiiiiiii now im hungry hehehhe well thanks for the recipe i will try thank you… 🙂 wp theme

  21. I don’t eat chicken but this sounds so tasty, I bet it would work with quorn too x

  22. OMG! This looks delicious! I will try to make this next weekend 🙂

    Angelie // Chopstop – SM Bacoor

  23. I love chickpeas, squash and curry, so it is a great recipe for me (I can replace chicken with something for me, since I am vegetarian, but substituting was never a problem for me). The elements I love, making a great dish! Hope you have a beautiful evening!

  24. This looks hearty and yummy! So nice of you to share your recipe.

  25. This looks so delicious! *_* Love it!

    Kathy’s delight

  26. Looks so good. I will try it.

    Thank you for sharing.


  27. That’s it, next time you cook I’m coming to your house. hahaha
    Looks incredible! Enjoy your day!!!

  28. You got me on the word “curry” lol That look so yummy 🙂

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

  29. Okay, I think it’s my fault to read this recipe in the middle of the night, it makes me hungry suddenly! However, the resuly looks sooo tasty, I really want to give it a try soon 🙂 Nice photos anyway 🙂


  30. I’m officially hungry!! I need to give this recipe a shot!! It looks so yummy.

    XO, Jessi

  31. This sounds so amazing, thanks for sharing!

    S | Je M’appelle Chanel

  32. Wow!!! that’s an interesting recipe!
    Have a happy Sunday!

  33. I’m a huge fan of curry dishes. I can’t wait to try out your recipe.

  34. wow what a lovely looking meal. I now want to try it! Amazing photos of it.
    Isabelle x

  35. This looks so good! I cant wait to try it! <3

    X Merel

  36. This looks delicious, really!
    xx Elisa

  37. This looks fantastic! I love curry!

  38. This looks soooo yummy and comforting 🙂 I love chickpea curries. Need to try this recipe!


  39. This looks absolutely delicious. I was actually salivating while reading. haha. I’ve never tried chick peas. don’t know why. Probably will try it now as yours looks like Nigerian beans prepared in all the right ways.

  40. Dear friend, this post is so cool! Love it!

  41. This dish looks tasty.. would definitely try it out..

    Glowyshoes’s blog

  42. Curry and chickpeas are one of my favorite combinations! Have a great weekend!
    Xx Caroline

  43. Wow this looks and sounds so delicious! I will definitely try it at home! 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!

  44. This looks so delicious, will have to try it out too. Wishing you a great day! xx


  45. OMG I am so saving this recipe. It’s got everything I love. And it looks so flavorful!

    xx Yasmin

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