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Sweet and sour chickpeas that are being scooped up from a plate.

Sweet and Sour Chickpeas

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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: American


These sweet and sour chickpeas are a quick and easy healthy dinner option that only uses a handful of condiments to make the perfect sauce.


  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp garlic chili sauce
  • 2 tsp vinegar
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 5 mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup broccoli florets


  1. In a cup prepare corn starch slurry by whisking together corn starch and water until corn starch is fully dissolved, then set aside.
  2. In a separate cup or bowl add soy sauce, maple syrup, chili garlic sauce, vinegar, ketchup and mustard and whisk together then set aside.
  3. Bring a saute pan up to medium heat.
  4. Add in onion and mushrooms to the pan and saute until onions are softened.
  5. Add in broccoli, garlic and ginger and saute for 30 seconds to a minute until fragrant.
  6. Add in chickpeas, stir together to combine, then add in the sauce you whisked together.
  7. Stir well and then add in corn starch slurry.
  8. Stir and allow to simmer on low until sauce thickens, about 3-5 minutes.
  9. Remove from heat, stir well again and serve as desired.


  • Feel free to swap out the maple syrup with another liquid sweetener of choice or for equal amounts brown sugar.
  • If you do not have ketchup swap in for 1/2 tbsp tomato paste and a little extra sweetener to taste.
  • You can replace corn starch with regular flour, chickpea flour, or arrow root powder.