This is a fantastic recipe. The roasted chicken is moist, spicy, and flavorful. The chicken is cooked with garbanzo beans and tomatoes. What a treat! For a wonderful side dish or vegetarian meal, roast the tomatoes and garbanzo beans with the spiced oil and leave out the chicken. The beans and tomatoes were awesome. I used Sweet Grape Tomatoes from Trader Joe's. Give this dish a try. Ron said it was one of the best fusion meals he has ever had. I thought so too. The dish has some spice to it but the yogurt sauce is just the right compliment.
The bone in, skin on breasts are coated with a spiced oil mixture. Garbanzo beans and tomatoes are tossed in the same oil, and topped with chopped cilantro.The chicken is roasted at 450~ for about 20 minutes for a nice crispy skin. When it is served it is topped with more fresh cilantro and topped with a yogurt sauce.
ROAST CHICKEN BREASTS WITH GARBANZO BEANS, TOMATOES, AND PAPRIKA
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
4 garlic cloves, pressed
1 TBSP. smoked paprika
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. dried crushed red pepper
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
4 chicken breast halves, skin on and bone in
1 15oz. can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained
1 12 oz. container cherry or grape tomatoes
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided in half
Preheat oven to 450~.
Mix first 5 ingredients in medium bowl. Pour 1 tsp. spiced oil mixture into small bowl; whisk in yogurt and set aside for sauce.
Place chicken on large rimmed baking sheet. Rub 2 TBSP. spiced oil mixture over chicken. Add beans, tomatoes, and 1/2 cup cilantro to remaining spiced oil mixture; toss to coat. Pour bean mixture around chicken. Sprinkle everything generously with salt and pepper.
Roast until chicken is cooked through, about 20 minutes. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup cilantro. Transfer chicken to plates. Spoon bean mixture over. Serve with yogurt sauce.
Recipe from Bon Appetit