This recipe marked the moment in my life when I fell in love with Bon Appetit. I was searching for new chicken recipes about a year ago and found this dish on their site. At first I felt intimidated by the recipe being from such a prestigious source. But once I made it, I realized that Bon Appetit has amazing recipes, with amazing ingredients, that are amazingly NOT intimidating.
This is my “go to” recipe when I am looking for something easy and different. And, it is great for entertaining because it is so bright and colorful. For such a simple recipe, the presentation gives the ficade of hours of complex cooking.
ROAST CHICKEN BREASTS WITH GARBANZO BEANS, TOMATOES AND PAPRIKA
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
4 garlic cloves, pressed
1 tablespoon smoked paprika (make sure it is smoked, it gives it a truly unique flavor!)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1 15oz can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained
1 12oz container cherry tomatoes
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Mix first 5 ingredients in medium bowl. Place chicken on large rimmed baking sheet. Rub 2 tablespoons spiced oil mixture over chicken (or more if needed). 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.