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All Recipes, Main Dishes / July 12, 2021

Lemon-Garlic Skillet Chickpeas | Easy & Delicious One-Pan Recipe

These Lemon-Garlic Skillet Chickpeas are packed with flavors, super easy to make and done in under 30 minutes. You can serve them as a main course next to a crusty baguette or even as a side dish with a Spanish asparagus omelette.

Lemon-Garlic Skillet Chickpeas
My favorite part about this recipe, besides the amazing flavor from the lemon & garlic, is that it´s all done using just one-pan. Folks, it does not get any easier, healthier or simpler than this.

Lemon-Garlic Skillet Chickpeas
To make this recipe, I used jarred Spanish chickpeas, which is the same thing as the canned ones. The secret? Make sure to rinse them under cold water before adding them into the pan. This way they can absorb all the flavors.

Lemon-Garlic Skillet Chickpeas
TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: Make sure to cook this dish with a low-medium heat and nothing higher. Otherwise the chickpeas will lose their soft texture and won´t have that melt-in-your-mouth goodness.

Lemon-Garlic Skillet Chickpeas

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5 from 4 votes

Lemon-Garlic Skillet Chickpeas

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 30 ml
  • 1 head garlic
  • 20 oz jarred cooked chickpeas 570 grams
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme .50 grams
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth 120 ml
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup finely grated Manchego cheese 30 grams
  • handful finely chopped parsley
  • sea salt & black pepper


  1. Heat a large fry pan with a low-medium heat and add in 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  2. Meanwhile, remove the cloves from a head of garlic, take the skins off and roughly chop the garlic

  3. After heating the olive oil for 4 minutes, add in the chopped garlic and mix with the olive oil

  4. Drain the jarred or canned cooked chickpeas into a sieve and rinse under cold running water, shake dry

  5. After 3 minutes and the garlic is lightly sauteed, add in the rinsed chickpeas, along with 1/2 tsp dried thyme and season with sea salt & black pepper, gently mix together, then add 1/2 cup vegetable broth, give it one final mix and place all the chickpeas in a single layer, simmer for 5 to 10 minutes

  6. After simmering for 5 to 10 minutes and the broth has reduced by at least half, remove the pan from the heat

  7. Finely grate the lemon zest of 1/2 a lemon over the chickpeas, along with some finely grated Manchego cheese (1/4 cup) and top off with finely chopped parsley, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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    09 . Oct . 2022

    5 stars
    I just made this and it was delicious and so easy. Loved it!

    17 . Feb . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment 🙂 much love

      17 . Feb . 2022
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    24 . Sep . 2021
  4. Alex

    Albert tried this dish and it’s truly delicious. My daughter just got out of surgery and I’m the designated cook, only problem she’s vegan and I’m not so modifying this with vegan mozzarella cheese instead. My question is can this be frozen? As I have to take it to her home about a 2hr drive. I asked this about the other recipe you have of chickpeas and couscous.

    22 . Sep . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      Yes this will freeze well, but again, you might need to add a bit of broth to bring it back 🙂 much love

      23 . Sep . 2021
  5. Rebekah

    5 stars
    Thanks for a great recipe! Simple and delicious! My family is vegan, so I tried this three ways: left off the cheese, spinkled with nutritional yeast, and with shredded vegan cheese. Personally, I like the nutritional yeast way the best, but they were all great! Other than the cheese, I followed the recipe exactly and served with a baguette. ????

    14 . Aug . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Much love 🙂

      18 . Aug . 2021
  6. Sarah Lundin-Erickson

    5 stars
    This recipe was divine! The only thing I was missing was the cheese and since some in my family are vegan, we sprinkled some nutritional yeast on top. Tasted healthy and fresh. Great dish for getting protein if you aren’t a meat eater as well.

    27 . Jul . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      Glad you all you enjoyed it 🙂 much love

      28 . Jul . 2021
  7. Marjanne

    5 stars
    Made this weekend – delicious and healthy. Will definitely make this again!!
    Thanks for all your great recipes !!!!

    26 . Jul . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Much love 🙂

      26 . Jul . 2021
  8. Ramya

    will be making this soon can i use vegan cheese as am a vegan i never had lemon garlic skillet chickpeas before perfect for my after office meals will dm you if i make this and let you know how it goes Thanks Ramya

    12 . Jul . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      Yes, you can totally use a vegan cheese here 🙂 much love Ramya!

      12 . Jul . 2021
  9. Janis Phelps

    What do you serve with this?

    12 . Jul . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      As stated on the blog post, either next to a crusty baguette or a Spanish tortilla 🙂 much love

      12 . Jul . 2021

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