roasted chicken and asparagus with anchovy-herb dressing

We’re always looking for ways to make chicken breast extra special, and this recipe does the trick thanks to a delicious herbed relish. The star ingredient is...

By: Anna Decker / 05/12/2016

It’s a subtle briny flavor that pairs so well with the crunchy celery and asparagus on the side. Good, relax, and enjoy!

What you'll need: 1 anchovy fillet in oil ½ oz fresh dill ½ oz fresh parsley 8 oz asparagus 3 celery stalks 2 large cloves garlic 2 tsp red wine vinegar 2 6-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts 2 Tbsp roasted whole almonds olive oil coarse salt freshly ground black pepper

Equipment: medium ovenproof skillet rimmed baking sheet

Recipe steps: 1. Prep ingredients Preheat oven to 375ºF. Finely chop anchovy. Pick leaves from dill and parsley and coarsely chop leaves. Trim asparagus. Cut celery lengthwise in half or thirds if stalk is wide. Peel and finely chop garlic.

  1. Make anchovy-herb sauce Combine anchovy, dill, parsley, half of the garlic, vinegar, and 2 tablespoons oil in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. Cook chicken Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium ovenproof skillet over medium-high. Season chicken all over with salt and pepper and add to hot skillet. Cook until chicken breasts are golden-brown on one side, 4–6 minutes.

  3. Roast vegetables Meanwhile, toss asparagus and celery with 2 teaspoons oil on a rimmed baking sheet and season with salt and pepper. Transfer to the oven and roast until slightly browned and crisp-tender, 9–12 minutes.

  4. Roast chicken Turn chicken and transfer to oven. Roast until cooked through (internal temperature of the thickest part should register 165ºF on an instant read thermometer), 9–12 minutes.

  5. Finish and serve Coarsely chop almonds. Serve vegetables alongside chicken topped with the anchovy-herb sauce and chopped almonds. Enjoy!

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