Roasted Chicken Breasts with Romesco Sauce

Roasted Chicken Breasts with Romesco Sauce

Serves 4
This thick, vibrantly colored sauce has a sweet, smoky, earthy flavor. It's great with the spiced chicken breasts here, and you'll also want to try it with grilled beef, pork, vegetables and fish.
  • Chicken
  • 4 split (2 whole) chicken breasts, bone-in, skin-on
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons pimentón or sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Romesco sauce
  • 1/3 cup almonds
  • 1 cup 1/2-inch bread cubes cut from day-old rustic loaf
  • 2 cloves garlic , chopped
  • 1 medium tomato , seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup drained roasted red peppers from 1 (12-ounce) jar
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pimentón or sweet paprika, more to taste
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
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Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix salt, pepper and pimentón in a small bowl. Rub chicken all over with mixture, both under skin and on skin. Drizzle with the olive oil. Bake until juices run clear when chicken is pierced with a knife, 35 to 40 minutes. Cover chicken with foil and let rest 5 minutes before slicing.

Meanwhile, make the sauce by combining almonds and bread in a food processor and process until finely ground. Add garlic, tomato, roasted peppers, vinegar, salt and pimentón; process until a thick purée forms, stopping to scrape down sides of bowl as needed. With machine running, add oil in slow stream. Pulse until combined. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Slice chicken and serve with Romesco sauce.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: Serving size: , 450 calories (260 from fat), 29g total fat, 5g saturated fat, 80mg cholesterol, 910mg sodium, 13g carbohydrates, (3 g dietary fiber, .4g sugar), 33g protein.
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