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    Chicken With Romesco Sauce

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    1 hrs 45 mins

    45 mins

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    Timothy J Higgins Eva's Note:

    This is a traditional sauce from the Catalonia region of Spain, usually made with almonds, garlic, roasted tomatoes, mint and fennel! This sauce is exceptional with poultry,seafood,fish even pasta!

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    For the sauce

    For The Chicken

    • 16 ounces whole chicken breasts, wing tips removed
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fine herbs like basil, parsley, cilantro
    • 1 teaspoon tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon butter


    1. 1
      Make the sauce first: Preheat oven to 400. In a large bowl add tomatoes, red pepper,onion,garlic, chile and toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Place the mixture in a glass casserole dish, cook in the oven for 20 minutes.Remove the chile and set aside.
    2. 2
      Roast the remaining vegetables for 30 more minutes.When cool enough to handle,remove the skins and seed from the tomatoes,bell pepper and chile.Place all the vegetables and thyme in a food processor, pulse until chunky. Add pine nuts and pulse for 10 seconds,add 1/4 cup olive oil,vinegar,paprika,salt and pepper. Pulse again for 5 seconds to mix.Refrigerate for 2 hours. This will keep for 5 days in a sealed type jar.
    3. 3
      For the Chicken: Season the chicken with salt,pepper and herbs. In a large skillet or sauce pan that can be put in the oven, heat olive oil over medium heat,add chicken breasts skin side down for 3 minutes or until golden brown. Turn the breast over and put the pan in the oven for 8 minutes or until cooked through.
    4. 4
      Remove the chicken and set aside to cool a little. On the stove using the same pan over medium heat, deglaze with wine. Add lemon juice and cook 10-15 seconds. Take the pan off the heat, add butter making sure it is melted.
    5. 5
      Ladle the Romesco Sauce in the center of the plate, place chicken on top of the sauce then pour the lemon wine sauce over the chicken.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chicken With Romesco Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (631 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1037.6
    Calories from Fat 724
    Total Fat 80.4 g
    Saturated Fat 15.6 g
    Cholesterol 160.4 mg
    Sodium 929.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 28.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 7.7 g
    Sugars 11.4 g
    Protein 56.2 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    fresh thyme

    sherry wine vinegar

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