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Berbere Spiced Chicken, Carrots and Chickpeas

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  1. 3/4 cups - diced yellow onion
  2. 3 cloves - garlic
  3. 1 cups - fresh cilantro, stems and leaves separated and roughly chopped, divided
  4. 1 3/4 teaspoons - berbere seasoning
  5. 1 tablespoons - + 3/4 tsp honey
  6. 1 tablespoons - tomato paste
  7. 1 1/2 tablespoons - apple cider vinegar, divided
  8. 3 tablespoons - olive oil, divided
  9. 3/4 teaspoons - kosher salt, plus more to taste
  10. 1/4 teaspoons - freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
  11. 5 - carrots, peeled and cut diagonally into 1 1/2" pieces
  12. 1 - 15 oz. can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  13. 4 - skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs (about 2 pounds)
  14. 1 - orange


1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

2. Combine the onion, garlic, cilantro stems, berbere seasoning, honey, tomato paste, 1/2 Tb apple cider vinegar, 2 Tb olive oil, salt and pepper in a food processor and puree until smooth.

3. Place the carrots, chickpeas, chicken and onion mixture in a 9" square baking dish.

4. Remove rind from the orange. Supreme and roughly chop half of the orange; transfer to a small bowl and set aside. Squeeze the juice from the other half of the orange and add to baking dish along with 1/4 cup water; toss to coatl

5. Nestle the chicken, skin side up, between the carrot and chickpea mixture. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake uncovered for 40 more minutes, rotating dish halfway through, or until the vegetables are tender and the chicken is cooked through.

6. Remove from the oven and let sit for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, add cilantro leaves, remaining 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar and remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to bowl with prepared orange. Season with salt and pepper and stir to combine.

7. Arrange chicken and carrot and chickpea mixture on a serving platter. Top with orange mixture.




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