Day 1 Add enough water to the chickpeas to cover them by 3 or 4 inches, and soak overnight in the refrigerator. As the peas absorb the water, they will more than double in volume.
Day 2 Combine the first 3 ingredients in a small bowl. Preheat a heavy 5-quart pot, preferably nonstick, over high heat to 350°F, about 4 minutes.
Drain but do not rinse the chickpeas.
Sprinkle the chicken evenly with 2 tablespoons of the Seasoning Mix and rub it in well. Place the chicken in the pot and cook, stirring as necessary, until it is browned on all sides, about 6 minutes. Remove the chicken and set it aside. Reduce the heat to medium, add 1 cup of the onions and all the chickpeas to the pot, stir, and cook for 5 minutes.
Return the heat to high and add 2 cups of the mushrooms and ½ cup stock. Scrape the pan bottom and cook for 10-12 minutes. Add the remaining Seasoning Mix, onions, stock, and mushrooms, along with the garlic and chicken, and cook until the chicken is completely done, about 15 minutes. Makes 4 Servings.
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