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Braised chickpeas served with yogurt and toast.

Braised Chickpeas

  • Author: Brita Britnell
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: serves 4
  • Diet: Vegan


Cozy Braised Chickpeas simmered with sautéed onion and garlic in marinara sauce is a flavorful, healthy vegan stew recipe. This dish makes a wonderful plant-based dinner the whole family will love. Serve with yogurt and toast for the perfect meal!


Units Scale
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of finely diced yellow onion (about 1/2 small onion)
  • 4 large cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • 2 15oz cans of chickpeas
  • 24-oz jar of marinara or your favorite spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 2 large handfuls of spinach, arugula and/or kale (I did a mix)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter together with the olive oil. Once hot, add in the onion and garlic and sauté for 7 minutes, stirring often so as not to burn the garlic.
  2. Mix in the chickpeas and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Add in the marinara and rosemary and stir to combine. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook, stirring often, for 8 minutes.
  3. Add in the spinach and stir until wilted, about 2 additional minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper, serve, and ENJOY!


  • Storing leftovers. Place leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to about 4 days.
  • To freeze. Let it completely cool and then transfer it to a freezer-safe container (or multiple containers for meal prep purposes). Freeze for up to 2 months.
  • To reheat: Let thaw in the refrigerator, then heat in the microwave or on the stovetop.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: chickpeas with tomatoes sauce, braised chickpeas, skillet chickpeas