Mustard & Almond Roasted Chicken Thighs with Toasty Brussels Sprouts & Honeyed Yogurt


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Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 373 per serving
Percent from Fat: 29%
Cusine: American
Course: Dinner, Meat
Diet: mediterranean
Food as MedicineSM Ingredient: Mustard

Food as MedicineSM Tip

The selenium and magnesium in mustard may reduce asthma severity.

Culinary Taste Tip

For a spicier dish, use a hot Dijon mustard, or one with horseradish, which is also cruciferous.

Culinary Technique Tip

Lightly cooking the Brussels sprouts not only helps to keep them crunchy, but helps them retain more cancer-fighting isothiocyanates.


4 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


Heat 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.

Nutritional Analysis

Total 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) 380.

Comments on Mustard & Almond Roasted Chicken Thighs with Toasty Brussels Sprouts & Honeyed Yogurt

From: RuthGS

This is by far one of the most delicious dinners yet. My husband couldn't stop raving.

From: caloparr

This sounds so delicious and it's totally nutritious too. Has so many essential vitamins and protein and a touch of fat.
Looking forward to trying this recipe. Thank you, Dr. LaPuma and best of luck with your new book. I've ordered a copy for my cousin.

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