Chicken Breasts with Skillet-Roasted Tomatoes and Chickpeas

Jamie Purviance

Fuel Type:
  • People

    Serves 4

  • Prep Time

    15 min.

  • Marinating Time

    2 to 4 h

  • Grilling Time

    33 to 39 min.


the Ingredients

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  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or pushed through a press
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 4 boneless chicken breast halves (with skin), each about 225 grams
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 455 grams grape tomatoes
  • 1 can (about 430 grams) chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or pushed through a press
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 6 grams packed fresh cilantro leaves

Special Equipment

  • 30.5-centimeter cast-iron skillet


  • In a small bowl whisk the marinade ingredients. Place the chicken in a large resealable plastic bag and pour in the marinade. Press the air out of the bag and seal tightly. Turn the bag to distribute the marinade, place in a bowl, and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours.
  • Prepare the grill for indirect cooking over medium heat (180° to 230°C ) and preheat a 30.5-centimeter cast-iron skillet for 10 minutes.
  • Add the oil and tomatoes to the cast-iron skillet and stir to coat. Cook over indirect medium heat, with the lid closed, until the tomatoes begin to break down, 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the chickpeas, cumin, garlic, salt, and red pepper flakes and stir to combine. Continue to cook, with the lid closed, until the tomatoes release their juices and the sauce is slightly thickened, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. During the last minute of cooking the tomatoes, stir in the cilantro.
  • While the tomatoes are cooking, grill the chicken. Remove the chicken from the bag and discard the marinade. Grill the chicken, skin side down first, over direct heat, with the lid closed, until the meat is firm to the touch and opaque all the way to the center, 8 to 12 minutes, turning once. Remove from the grill and let rest for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Serve the chicken warm with the tomato mixture spooned over the top.

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