Mustard & Almond Roasted Chicken Thighs with Toasty Brussels Sprouts & Honeyed Yogurt
Juicy, tangy mustard & almond encrusted thighs may help alleviate asthma severity.
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Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Calories: 373 per serving
Percent from Fat: 29%
Course: Dinner, Meat
Food as MedicineSM Ingredient: Mustard
Food as MedicineSM TipThe selenium and magnesium in mustard may reduce asthma severity.
Culinary Taste TipFor a spicier dish, use a hot Dijon mustard, or one with horseradish, which is also cruciferous.
Culinary Technique TipLightly cooking the Brussels sprouts not only helps to keep them crunchy, but helps them retain more cancer-fighting isothiocyanates.
Ingredients4 large or 8 small (about 2 to 2-1/4 lbs.) bone-in chicken thighs, skinned
2 tablespoons Dijon or hot Dijon mustard
1/4 cup whole raw unsalted almonds
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 pound small fresh Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
1 teaspoon extra light olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 cups plain nonfat thick yogurt, such as Fage brand
4 teaspoons buckwheat honey
PreparationHeat oven to 400 degrees F. Place chicken on a baking sheet meaty sides up. Spread mustard over chicken.
Place almonds in a food processor; process until almonds are finely chopped. Sprinkle almonds over chicken; top with paprika. Bake 25 minutes for small thighs or 30 minutes for large thighs or until chicken is cooked through.
Meanwhile, toss Brussels sprouts with olive oil, salt and pepper on a second baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake on a second oven rack 10 minutes. Toss sprouts and continue baking 8 to 10 minutes or until browned and tender.
Combine yogurt and honey. Serve chicken and Brussels sprouts with yogurt.
TipsIf Brussels sprouts are large, cut them into quarters.
Nutritional AnalysisTotal fat (g): 13; Fat calories (kc): 116; Cholesterol (mg): 65; Trans fatty acids (g): 0; Saturated fat (g): 2.5; Polyunsaturated fat (g): 3.0; Monounsaturated fat (g): 6.3; Fiber (g): 5.5; Carbohydrates (g): 38; Sugar (g): 21; Protein (g): 32; Sodium (mg): 640; Calcium (mg)
Comments on Mustard & Almond Roasted Chicken Thighs with Toasty Brussels Sprouts & Honeyed Yogurt
This is by far one of the most delicious dinners yet. My husband couldn't stop raving.
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