Orange Chickpeas

Try this delicious and easy way to incorporate plant based protein into your diet! 

Recently I made a poll on Instagram stories to see what your opinions were on tofu. I was shocked to learn that it was split 60/40, with around 40% of you guys not liking tofu. 

I completely understand those findings though. I didn’t start eating tofu until 2015 when I first went Vegan. Tofu can seem completely unapproachable and the texture can turn people off. It reality, it just takes learning the ways that you like to cook/eat it. For example, I really loved baked tofu. It really firms up the texture and makes it a lot meatier. 

However, I really took those poll findings and decided to put them to good use. Chickpeas are a great source of plant based protein and taste so delicious! They’re also super versatile and work really well as a base in many asian inspired dishes. 

So that being said, I decided to use them in this orange chickpeas recipe. This is incredibly easy to make, but packs a whole lot of flavor. 

I love to serve this chickpeas with some rice and broccoli, but in reality they can go with a lot of items! 

Do you like tofu? Let me know in the comments below! 

If you try this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @plantbasedjane so I can see! 

Orange Chickpeas
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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Total Time: 17 minutes

Yield: 2-3 servings

Orange Chickpeas

Ingredients

  • 1 15oz can chickpeas
  • 3/4 cup orange juice (fresh squeezed or from a bottle!)
  • 3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Rice Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tsp Corn Starch
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Sriracha
  • 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Ground Ginger

Instructions

  1. Drain and wash your chickpeas, set aside.
  2. Combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
  3. In a large saute pan, spray some non stick oil on medium heat. Add in your chickpeas and cook for 1-2 minutes. Slowly pour in your sauce and mix to combine. Let thicken up (which takes around 3-5 minutes).
  4. When sauce is thickened up, take off heat and serve immediately!
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