Recipe Friday part two

I really should hold onto this so I will have something to post next Friday after a week of eating PB&J and Chipotle and Freebirds, but I'm all about the instant gratification. Plus, I'll forget how I made this by next week.

Roast Chicken Breasts with Garbanzo Beans, Tomatoes, and Paprika

Ok, you know what? That is entirely too long of a name. Plus, where's the mystery?

I'm going to re-name this:

Fancy Red Chicken

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil (this is not a good diet dinner)
4 garlic cloves, pressed
1 tablespoon smoked paprika*
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1/2 cup plain yogurt or Greek yogurt
4 chicken breast halves with bones (I used three because chicken breasts don't come in even numbers where I shop)**
1 15-ounce can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained
1 12-ounce container cherry tomatoes, halved (the tomatoes, not the container)
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided

*Y'all know that smoked paprika is different from regular paprika, right? Oddly enough, Whole Foods didn't have any, but HEB did. Go figure.

**Why do you think that is? Chickens come with an even number of breasts, so why would you package them in odd numbers? Crazy.
  1. Preheat the oven to 450.
  2. Mix the olive oil, garlic, paprika, cumin, and pepper into a very devilish looking sauce stuff.
  3. Whisk 1 tsp of the stuff into the yogurt and then stick it in the fridge for later.
  4. Put the chicken in a baking dish and rub about 2 tbsp of the sauce stuff on it.
  5. Add the chickpeas, tomatoes, and half of the cilantro to the rest of the sauce and mix it up.
  6. Pour the chickpea mixture around the chicken and liberally salt and pepper the whole thing.
  7. Roast until chicken is done, about 20-30 minutes.
  8. Serve topped with the rest of the cilantro and the yogurt sauce.
Verdict: this is some bad-ass chicken. The spice mixture made a kind of crust on everything that was delicious. B ate most of the chicken, I ate most of the chickpeas, and we didn't have any left over for lunch today. Too bad.

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