Sesame Spiced Chicken with Chickpea Salad

Sesame Spiced Chicken with Chickpea Salad

Serves 4 / Prep time 15 min / Total time 35 min 

Recipe from RealSimple.com

Chickpea Salad Ingredients

  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed
  • 1/2 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup torn basil leaves
  • 1 small shallot, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • kosher salt and black pepper

Sesame Spiced Chicken Ingredients

  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 8 bone-in, skinned chicken thighs (about 2 1/2 pounds)

Directions

  • In a medium bowl, toss the chickpeas, cucumber, basil, and shallot with the oil, vinegar, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper.
  • Heat grill to medium. In a small bowl, combine the sesame seeds, paprika, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  • Sprinkle the chicken with the sesame seed mixture, pressing gently to help it adhere.
  • Grill, covered, until cooked through, 9 to 10 minutes per side.
  • Serve with the chickpea salad

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