I used my Ethiopian chick peas (you could use canned), brown rice (undercooked), fried onions, carrots, green and red peppers, cumin, smoked paprika, cinnamon... I think it would also be good with raisins and peas. My husband bought chicken already in those little strips. I rinsed, drained, and covered the chicken with honey (remember my 1.5 kilograms of honey?) and some pepper and then lightly fried them in oil.
I topped it with pistachios. I actually got that idea because I needed a job for my son, who badly wants to help and watch everything I do. I had just enough to top one dish. Then I drizzled a tiny stream of honey over the chicken and rice. I covered the whole dish with foil and put everything in the oven to finish cooking. Some veggie of chicken broth would have been a nice addition, as would even a single fresh herb. The smaller pan went in the freezer for a future dinner.
Update: The smaller pan was successfully rewarmed. It love eating food after I forget the work that went into it. I really don't get more pleasure from the fruits of my labor. The chicken was juicy and the vegetables were just as tasty after their 2.5 week suspended animation.