Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Spice Roasted Chicken With Chickpea and Avocado Salad

Serves 4
Hands-On Time: 25m
Total Time: 35m

1/4 cup olive oil
4 bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts (about 4 pounds total)
1 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
kosher salt and black pepper
1 15.5-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed
1 avocado, chopped
1 shallot, thinly sliced
1/2 English cucumber, halved and thinly sliced
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
2 tablespoons rice vinegar


1.Heat oven to 450° F.

2.Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with the turmeric, coriander, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Cook, skin-side down, until the skin is golden brown and crisp, 6 to 8 minutes.

3.Turn the chicken skin-side up and transfer the pan to oven. Cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of the thickest breast (avoiding the bone) registers 165° F, 22 to 25 minutes.

4.Meanwhile, combine the chickpeas, avocado, shallot, cucumber, mint, vinegar, the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl.

5.Serve the salad alongside the chicken.

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