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Mustard Chili Chickpeas

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  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: American


These mustard chili chickpeas are super flavorful with a nice kick coming from the chili powder and mustard. Perfect meal prep that takes less than 30 mins.


  • 1 small onion (diced)
  • 1 green bell pepper (diced)
  • 1 stalk celery (diced)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp adobo seasoning
  • 1 tsp sazón (or an extra tsp of chili powder)
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 cans chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
  • 2 tsp brown mustard
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth or water
  • 2 tsp sugar or maple syrup
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat a medium sized pan over medium heat, add diced onion, bell pepper and celery.
  2. Sauté to vegetables, allowing onion to become translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add in garlic and sauté for 1 minute until fragrant.
  4. Sprinkle in seasonings and sauté for 1 minute then stir in soy sauce.
  5. Then, add chickpeas and mustard and sauté to coat.
  6. Finally, add sugar and broth and stir to combine.
  7. Bring mixture to a simmer for about 8-10 minutes or until chickpeas are coated in a glossy finish. Taste and then decide if you wish to adjust salt and pepper as desired.


  • Feel free to adjust seasonings or condiments as you go along. Personally, I would not skip the sweetener as it does help to round out some of the dominant flavors in here. 
  • Use canned chickpeas to make this recipe quick and easy.