Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Chicken Breast with Fire-Roasted Tomatoes, Caramelized Onions & Rosemary

Savory and spiced just right, this chicken made the perfect dinner-in-a-dish. An artful and flavorful blend of spices and herbs, the taste and tenderness of the chicken breast couldn't have been better. Being a huge fan of quick and easy dinners- that are insanely delicious- this would definitely make it to the top five so far!
5 shallots, thinly sliced 
1 bunch parsley, chopped
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
3 tbsp kosher salt
4 tbsp Mexican chili flakes
4 tbsp mustard seeds
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
16 0z (1 pint) cherry tomatoes, halved 
3 sprigs fresh rosemary
4 pieces chicken breast, washed and dried
1/4 c canola oil
1/3 c toasted sesame oil
2 tbsp dried lemon peel 
1. Preheat the oven to 400°. In a medium saucepan on a medium-low flame, toss the shallots, parsley, balsamic vinegar, 1 tbsp of kosher salt, 1 tbsp of chili flakes, 2 tsp mustard seeds, and 2 tbsp of olive oil. cover and let lightly brown.
2. On a baking sheet, lay cherry tomatoes- seed-side facing upwards, drizzle 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp kosher salt, 2 tbsp mustard seeds, and sprinkle rosemary over. Roast tomatoes for 15 minutes.
3. In a large ziploc bag add, canola oil, toasted sesame oil, lemon peel, 3 tbsp chili flakes, and chicken breast. Close ziploc and toss chicken in bag and let marinate (20 minutes in refrigerator). 
4. In a pyrex or ceramic dish add chicken, top with shallot mixture and fire roasted tomatoes. Bake chicken uncovered on 400° for 25-30 minutes.
Bon Appetit!


  1. Hands down your greatest original recipe! Only meant as a compliment but unlike other rosiest cheeks posts, these pictures don't do this recipe justice!
    The flavors are so complex and work together so so perfectly!! ANd tasted so clean and good. I know im going crazy over a chicken dish but this is a MASTERPIECE!!!! deeeelllish!

  2. How long do you let the chicken ,arinate in ziploc for?

    1. You could let it marinate for as little as 20 minutes

  3. I'm hungry just thinking of putting this one together.

    Looks amazing.

  4. This looks like a great entree to throw together for a Shabbat dinner meal!

    Sweet Tooth

  5. Just saw your blog referenced in Bitayabon magazine, wow!