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Spice Encrusted Chicken & Veggies with Avocado Dressing

By SoleFire Wellness

3-4 serves

3-4 serves

25 mins

25 mins

35 mins

35 mins

The Bare Bird - Chicken Thigh Fillets
The Bare Bird Chicken Thigh Fillet in Tray Pack

Ingredients

  • 500g The Bare Bird Chicken Thigh Fillets
  • 1 Tbsp ground paprika 
  • 2 tsp cumin powder 
  • 1 tsp smoked or regular sea salt 
  • ¼ tsp chili or cayenne powder 
  • 1 red onion, cut into 6 wedges 
  • 1 bunch dutch carrots, tops trimmed 
  • 10 brussel sprouts, halved 
  • 1 large parsnip, peeled and cut into strips 
  • 3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 
  • Sea salt, to taste 
  • Fresh parsley, to garnish 

Avocado Dressing:

  • 1 large avocado
  • 3 Tbsp light extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • ½ large lemon, juiced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • ¼ tsp sea salt

Method

  1. Lightly salt chicken and set aside to rest while preparing other ingredients. 
  2. Pre-heat oven to 220°C and line a baking tray with baking paper.  
  3. In a small bowl, mix paprika, cumin, sea salt and chili/cayenne. 
  4. Chop veggies and place on baking tray along with chicken, drizzle with 3 Tbsp olive oil, gently toss to coat, ensuring chicken and veggies are evenly covered. 
  5. Rub and gently pat the spice mixture onto the top of each chicken thigh creating a thin spice ‘crust’. If necessary, add a bit more olive oil to help spices adhere. Sprinkle remaining spice mixture onto veggies, gently toss veggies once more to coat, and arrange around chicken in a single layer. 
  6. Roast in oven for 30-35 minutes, adding rotating veggies halfway through. Cook until meat golden brown and veggies are caramelized and crispy. 
  7. While tray is baking, prepare Avocado Dressing by placing remaining ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Add more water if a thinner consistency is desired. 
  8. Serve chicken and veggies warm, topped with pan juices, fresh parsley and avocado dressing.  
  9. Pair with cauliflower rice or quinoa if desired. 

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