Thursday, October 25, 2012

Smoked Paprika Chicken with Chickpeas

This recipe was inspired by a pin by Bon Appetit, it is easy and full of flavor and makes me realize I need to use smoked paprika more, it made all the difference in this recipe. I have tried to write this a couple of times today but having a one year old keeps me on my toes :-) 

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed, I smash with a cup :-)
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • 8 small sweet peppers chopped
  • A pinch of sumac
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 4 chicken thighs with or without bones
  • 1 15-ounce can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley 


  1. Preheat oven to 450°. 
  2. mix the spices and olive oil together 
  3. add a teaspoon spiced oil mixture into small bowl and mix in the yogurt and set aside for sauce. It also kept well the next day
  4. Place chicken on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, then rub 2 tablespoons spiced oil mixture over chicken. Add chickpeas, tomatoes, chopped sweet peppers and 1/2 cup parsley to remaining spiced oil mixture; toss to coat. Pour the bean and spice mixture around chicken.
  5. add salt and pepper to taste
  6. Roast until chicken is cooked through, about 20 minutes.
  7. serve with quinoa, rice or cous cous and vegetables, with the yogurt sauce. 
I also thick the chicken would be amazing sliced and added to a pita with salad.

We went to the pumpkin patch at my daughters pre school last week and took some pictures, I adore this time of year in America, the warm days with bright blue skies and changing leaves. My British friends and family don't quite know what to make of all the pumpkins as we don't have pumpkin patches in the UK. I don't have memories of carving or eating them as a child and really enjoy this with my American kids he he 

What special memories do you have at this time of year?


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  1. Love chickpeas ! look really nice and love this pic of you and the kids!!

  2. I love any recipe with chickpeas. This looks like a great dish!

  3. Oh this looks yummy! I like both chicken and chickpeas separately so I would love them together :D

  4. Great recipe! I love the pics with pumpkins and the girls! way cute!! xx kat

  5. I actually don't recall in South Florida that pumpkin patches were popular-I think it is because South Florida has no change of seasons. I absolutely love this time of year in North Florida. Pumpkin patches and cooler weather, can't get better.

    Cheers to using smoke paprika! I need to use it more often too.


  6. Looks delicious! Wow, those pumpkins are huge :)

  7. Ooh delicious. Smoked paprika adds such dimension. Seems like you had a great Fall outing with the kids.

  8. I will be absolutely making this dish, because both Serena-Teaspoon Basil-and Robin-Robin's Bite sent me smoked paprika after I lamented that I couldn't find it anywhere in my local grocery stores. Love pumpkin patches too-just took my kids to the same one I used to go to with my parents when I was little. Great memories :-)

  9. what a beautiful colorful plate! you guys look so cute at the pumpkin patch :)

  10. This looks like a very hearty meal, and tasty too! I just made a chicken paprika with Hungarian paprika a friend brought back for me. I still want to try yours with smoked paprika (which I have too). Have a great weekend Rebecca! Oh and I love the pic with him looking in the pumpkin. :D

    1. thanks and have a good weekend will check out your recipes

  11. This looks like a very flavorful dish! I love smoked paprika - I use it all the time.

  12. Smoked paprika is the best! It's one of my favorite spices.

  13. A very delicious lunch, Rebecca. Love chickpea!

  14. Delicious meal. Visited first time pumpkin patch with kids.

  15. Neat flavors with the Chicken Paprika and chickpeas. The colors on that plate are simply eye-catching and delicious!!

  16. This sounds so delicious with the smoked paprika! I love a good chicken dish and what a lovely combination of flavors with the chickpeas. Love the photos of your little chickpeas too :)



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