Quick & Healthy: Chicken Breast Served Over Roasted Tomatoes & Chickpeas

Chicken Breast Served Over Roasted Tomatoes & ChickpeasWith all this talk of “low” carb diets  being the best method for weight loss, made me stop and think about where the majority of carbohydrate intake comes from. Typically side dishes like rice, potatoes and pastas is where our carb overload starts. One of my favorite quick fixes to lowering carbohydrate intake of any meal is to use beans and lentils as a substitute for pasta, rice and potatoes. This swap gives your meal that extra protein punch, with high fiber on the side. Whenever I do this the meals is so much more filling and satisfying. Also with this recipe you could skip the chicken all together and now you have a lovely vegan meal that you could serve over hearty salad greens like baby kale or spinach.

For this recipe I swapped out roasted potatoes for Chickpeas.  Chickpeas are another one of those superfoods.  One cup of chickpeas provides you with 12g fiber and 15g protein. But this beans is not just about fiber and protein, which is amazing for appetite control  but theses beans are rich in vitamins. minerals and phytochemicals or saponins, which are extremely helpful in the prevention of breast cancer and osteoporosis. At your next meal try swapping our your transnational carb loaded side for a protein and fiber packed bean!

Chicken Breast Served Over Roasted Tomatoes & Chickpeas

 

Ingredients:Chicken Breast Served Over Roasted Tomatoes & Chickpeas

  • 6 Tbps Olive Oil
  • 4 cloved of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp red peperflakes
  • 1 tsp cayne pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp paprika (favorite Chicken spices)
  • 4 Chicken breast with skin, deboned
  • 2-3 cups grape tomatoes
  • 1 can chickpeas (15 oz) (strained and rinsed)
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • Salt/pepper to taste

 

Steps:

Step 1: Heat oven to 450 degrees. Whisk olive oil (5Tbps), garlic, pepperflakes, cayne pepper, cumin and paprikia together.Chicken Breast Served Over Roasted Tomatoes & Chickpeas

Step 2: Place Chickpeas and grape tomatoes in a large bowl. Pour olive oil mixture over and coat completely. Chicken Breast Served Over Roasted Tomatoes & Chickpeas

 Step 3: Place chicken breast on a roasting pan, rub 1 tbps olive oil all over the chicken breast. Then add the chickpeas and grape tomatoes to the pan. Chicken Breast Served Over Roasted Tomatoes & Chickpeas

 Step 4: Sprinkle pan with cilantro.  Plan pan in over set at 450 degrees and cook for 20-30 minutes, until chicken is cooked through. Enjoy!  Chicken Breast Served Over Roasted Tomatoes & Chickpeas

Chicken Breast Served Over Roasted Tomatoes & Chickpeas

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One Response to Quick & Healthy: Chicken Breast Served Over Roasted Tomatoes & Chickpeas

  1. Cindy Gay says:

    Looks great! Will try!

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