Easy One Pot Feta Chakchouka

This easy 30-minute chakchouka recipe is full of flavor and easy to prepare. It’s a healthy and complete vegetarian brunch or dinner that serves a family!

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Over the past year, I kept seeing a dish called chakchouka on restaurant menus and cooking shows over and over again.

I was really intrigued.

What I first learned is that it’s a traditional African breakfast dish made with eggs and tomato sauce.

But after experimenting a lot with this recipe, here’s what I’ve discovered:

Chakchouka is also the perfect, easy, one-pot meatless meal for a busy weeknight dinner!

This recipe is easy to make in about 30 minutes, all in one big pot.

Plus it’s full of fresh, healthy ingredients.

And this dish is something really unique and different for dinner.

This chakchouka recipe has white beans and feta cheese to make it extra hearty and filling.

Combined with the tomato sauce, eggs, and bread for dipping, this version of chakchouka is definitely a satisfying and complete weeknight dinner.

One of the things I love about chakchouka is all of the fresh, bright, unique flavor.

This recipe includes a lot of tasty spices like cumin, coriander, and paprika.

Plus lots of fresh ingredients like lemon zest, cilantro (or parsley), and chives.

But probably the best thing about chakchouka is the gooey egg yoke that just melts into the tomato sauce.

For perfect runny eggs in this chakchouka, just break the eggs over the cooked tomato sauce and set the stovetop heat to medium.

Then cover the pot and leave it completely untouched for five minutes.

With this method, the eggs should cook perfectly:

Warm – with a runny egg yoke – just begging to melt right into the sauce.

Is there anything better in life than that?

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There’s only one rule with chakchouka: you’ve gotta have some delicious bread to serve it with!

This recipe is like a rich, hearty sauce.

It requires some bread for scooping!

In these photos, Chris is scooping up the chakchouka with naan bread.

But what Chris and I both love the most:

Tossing frozen garlic bread into the oven while the chakchouka is cooking on the stovetop.

The crispy, buttery, warm garlic bread is so perfect with the bright chakchouka flavors.

You could also serve this chakchouka recipe over couscous or rice.

 

Here’s the Recipe for Easy One Pot Feta Chakchouka:

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Easy One Pot Feta Chakchouka

  • Author: Jen Elizabeth's Journals
  • Prep Time: 12 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: One Pot Meal
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian

Description

This easy 30-minute chakchouka recipe is full of flavor and easy to prepare. It’s a healthy and complete vegetarian brunch or dinner that serves a family!


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Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1/3 cup onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 15 ounces chopped tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon zest (zested from 1 lemon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • pinch crushed red chili pepper flakes
  • 15 ounces chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
  • 2/3 cup organic feta cheese crumbles
  • 4 pastured, organic eggs
  • Fresh herbs such as chives, cilantro, and parsley
  • Your choice of bread for serving
  • Sea salt

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large, deep skillet or sauté pan over medium high heat. Add the bell pepper and cook until nearly softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the onion and garlic. Season with salt and cook until softened, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the chopped tomatoes, lemon zest, paprika, cumin, corainder, and chili flakes. Season with salt and stir until well combined. Reduce heat to a light simmer.
  4. Add the chickpeas and feta. Season beans with salt, and stir until well combined.
  5. Reduce heat to medium.
  6. Break one egg at a time over the tomato sauce.
  7. Cover the pot and leave it untouched for five minutes. Remove the pot from the heat.
  8. This cooking method should give you the perfect egg: cooked whites and a runny yoke that will melt into the sauce when you break into it with a fork.
  9. Tranfer some tomato sauce, topped with one egg, into a serving bowl. Top with fresh chopped chives and cilantro (or substitute parsley). Also top with a bit more feta if you’d like.
  10. This chackchouka dish is similar to a hearty sauce. Serve it while it’s still hot with your favorite bread for dipping. (My favorite with this chackcouka recipe is frozen garlic bread, warm and cripy from the oven.)

Keywords: one pot, vegetarian, meatless meal, chakchouka, chickpeas, feta, eggs, breakfast, healthy, easy

 

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