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January 10 2013 @ 02:22 pm
Baked Hummus Crusted Chicken with Rosemary and Lemon Veggies  

Ingredients
  1. 2 boneless/skinless chicken breasts (local and free-range)
  2. 2 lemons, (1 sliced into rounds and 1 juiced)
  3. 1/2 cup hummus (you can buy it or use the quick and delicious recipe below)
  4. 4 fresh rosemary sprigs or 2 tablespoons dried
  5. Generous drizzle of balsamic vinegar
  6. Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  7. Hummus:
  8. 1 can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained
  9. 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  10. Juice of 1 lemon
  11. 3 tablespoons tahini
  12. 1 teaspoon sea salt
  13. 1 teaspoon cumin
  14. 1 teaspoon paprika
  15. 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  16. Garnish:
  17. 1/2 organic zucchinis, thinly sliced
  18. 1/2 cups olives, pitted
  19. 5 organic cherry tomatoes, halved




Instructions
  • 1. Preheat to 450
  • 2. Blend all hummus ingredients together in a food processor or blender until smooth. Set aside.
  • 3. Place the chicken breasts in a small roasting pan, covering all exposed meat with the hummus (use a spoon or your hands, just make sure it’s layered quite thick, about 1/4”).
  • 4. Scrunch each lemon half in your hand and then loosely arrange them over the
  • chicken with the rosemary sprigs, broken into smaller pieces, so the flavor comes
  • out more.
  • 5. Generously drizzle the entire mix with lemon juice and then a quick drizzle of
  • balsamic vinegar. Bake until the hummus is golden brown and the meat is juicy and tender (checking with a knife to make sure it’s cooked all the way through), about 30 minutes. Finish with another quick drizzle of lemon juice and an optional pinch of sea salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Garnish:
  • Mix together in a mixing bowl.

Healthy Fact:

Rosemary contains substances such as flavonoids and volatile oil that are useful for stimulating the immune system, increasing circulation, and improving digestion.


 
 
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Jill aka Jo: Movie: Avengers Captain Americasireesanwar on January 10th, 2013 10:34 pm (UTC)
I agree. It is a very healthy alternative and the best part is that it sounds fantastic.
*angi_is_altered on January 10th, 2013 10:40 pm (UTC)
It may have to be made this weekend.
Jill aka Jo: Stock: kitten playingsireesanwar on January 11th, 2013 01:12 am (UTC)
I was thinking the same thing.