Wednesday, March 30, 2011

chicken and chickpeas

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
4 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tablespoon smoked paprika or regular
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1/2 cup plain yogurt or Greek yogurt
3 chicken breast with bones or without bones. ( I usually use without and cut them into thirds)
1 or 2 15-ounce can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained
1 12-ounce container cherry tomatoes
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided (I dont like cilantro much so I use a tbsp of dried cilantro)

Preheat oven to 450°. Mix first 5 ingredients in medium bowl. Pour 1 teaspoon spiced oil mixture into small bowl; whisk in yogurt and set aside for sauce. Place chicken on large rimmed baking sheet. Rub 2 tablespoons 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 15-20 (without bones takes less time) minutes. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup cilantro. Serve with yogurt sauce over rice or quiona

Monday, January 31, 2011

Chicken Pesto

Ok girls, so far this blog has been pretty sad. So let's spice it up a little! Add a recipe!
Tonight, I made homemade pesto sauce and it was so good so I have to share the recipe!


2 cups basil leaves
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
3 garlic cloves (small to medium sized ones)
3 T pine nuts
salt and pepper to taste
puree together

eat on top of spaghetti or linguini noodles
you can add chicken to it if you want. that's how we ate it and it was delicious!

I tried adding a picture of it but it won't work for some reason. But try it and see how it turns out!