Paprika Chilli Chickpeas

  • 5MINS
  • 10MINS
  • Serves 6
  • 72KCAL

These slimming friendly Paprika Chilli Chickpeas are a great accompaniment to any curry, and perfect if you’re calorie counting or following Weight Watchers.

  • Dairy Free
  • Everyday Light
  • Fakeaways

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories72
  • Carbs13g
  • Protein3g
  • Fat2g
  • Saturates0.1g
  • Sugars1g

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These Paprika Chilli Chickpeas are a fantastic, slimming friendly accompaniment to any curry and are great if you’re calorie counting or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

You can enjoy these Paprika Chilli Chickpeas alongside rice with your favourite curry or you can even use them as a rice replacement! They also make a really tasty lunch or could be served as the main part of a meal instead of as an accompaniment – they’re so versatile!

We love a bit of heat in our food, but if you’d prefer more or less spice in this recipe then just alter the amount of chilli. You can even pop a little sweet chilli sauce in with them as a treat – just remember to adjust the calories and nutritional values accordingly!

What diets are these Paprika Chilli Chickpeas suitable for?

This Paprika Chilli Chickpeas recipe is suitable for vegetarians, gluten free diets and dairy free diets.

It should also be suitable for vegan diets but please be sure to double check the following as ingredients may vary by brand;

  • Granulated sweetener

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Paprika Chilli Chickpeas?

You don’t need any special ingredients or equipment to make these Paprika Chilli Chickpeas, but you will need a frying pan which you can find on Amazon.

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How many calories are in this Paprika Chilli Chickpeas?

There are 72 calories per portion in this Paprika Chilli Chickpeas, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This Paprika Chilli Chickpeas recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and cook the onion on a low heat until soft.

Step 2

Add the drained chickpeas, paprika, chilli flakes, sweetener and salt and heat through.

Step 3

Serve while still warm.

What could I serve with these Paprika Chilli Chickpeas?

These Paprika Chilli Chickpeas are really versatile and can be served as an accompaniment, lunch dish or a main dish. We think they work really well as an accompaniment to the following dishes;

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How do you know when these Paprika Chilli Chickpeas are cooked?

You’ll need to cook these Paprika Chilli Chickpeas for 10 minutes or until heated through.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep these Paprika Chilli Chickpeas in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Paprika Chilli Chickpeas in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze these Paprika Chilli Chickpeas?

We don’t recommend freezing this recipe.

How do I reheat these Paprika Chilli Chickpeas?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Paprika Chilli Chickpeas

These slimming friendly Paprika Chilli Chickpeas are a great accompaniment to any curry, and perfect if you’re calorie counting or following Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    10 MINS
  • KCals 72
  • Carbs 13G


  • 1 can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 onion Sliced
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp granulated sweetener
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • ½ tsp salt
  • low calorie cooking spray

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  1. Spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and cook the onion on a low heat until soft
  2. Add the drained chickpeas, paprika, chilli flakes, sweetener and salt and heat through
  3. Serve while still warm

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