Chorba-Shorba (Algerian Chickpea and Chicken Soup)
A spicy and wonderful soup from Algeria
- 1 1b chicken drumsticks about 4-5
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion finely diced
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 4 teaspoons ras el hanout Algerain spice mix
- ½ teaspoon ginger ground
- ½ teaspoon turmeric
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¾ teaspoon sweet paprika
- 32 oz. chicken stock
- 32 oz. water
- 15 oz Chickpeas one can about 15 ounces drained
- 15 oz Diced tomatoes 1 can
- ½ preserved lemon finely chopped
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro chopped
- ½ juice of a lemon
Place olive oil in a large pot and fry the chicken to seal all over.
Add the spices and fry for another minute
Add all the other ingredients, except the cilantro, chickpeas and lemon juice.
Bring to a boil then reduce heat, cover and simmer for one hour
Remove the drumsticks from the pan and add in the chickpeas
De-bone the chicken and add back into the soup.
Simmer for 10 more minutes
Ladle into a serving bowl and garnish with the coriander and lemon juice.
Serve warm with some bread.
Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 499mg | Potassium: 863mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 148mg | Iron: 6mg