A drizzle of Maple Syrup and Za'atar is my favorite way to prepare chickpeas. I cannot get enough of them.
The chickpeas combined with the creamy goat cheese and sundried tomatoes just melt into your mouth. Honestly, I don’t prepare chickpeas any other way. I don’t think it’s possible to top this combination.
Can I just stop for a second and tell you guys how inspired I am right now? I feel like going to every cool local grocery store in my neighborhood and buying every item to create something new and special. To keep myself from cooking the same foods all of the time, I went on Google this morning and researched the 50 best restaurants in the world. On those list were restaurants that specialized in fine dining. I’m not going to lie, some of the restaurants on those lists were not my cup of tea! I’m not into slivers of liver topped with caviar and a side of turnip puree. The portions of some of the food on those menus were insanely small. I’m all about fine dining, but only when the food is good and it makes sense. Reading the menus at those restaurants did inspire me to begin to think outside the box. Sometimes, I get so lazy with my cooking and I begin to cook the same dishes over and over again. You can’t do that when you run a food blog. Haha.
A few weeks ago, I bought this marinade after seeing it online at Thrive Market. Originally, I had planned to make this chicken and serve it with some Mashed Potatoes and Creamed Kale. Then, I decided to challenge myself and try something totally different. The chicken kind of reminds me of a mix between Shawarma and Lemony Garlic chicken.
I had marinated this chicken overnight since I had took the chicken out too late and I just didn’t feel like cooking it. I think that marinating this chicken overnight helped make sure the flavor of the marinade really seeped through. I don’t quite think just pouring this sauce over the chicken in the same hour or so will really benefit this chicken. You probably won’t get the true deep flavors! You can marinade this chicken for a few hours and get the same effect most likely. I just don’t recommend you to top the chicken with the marinade and then throw it in the oven.
In the pictures above and below, I know that I showcase this dish in an elegant way, but honestly I combined everything and ate it together. Everything on this plate works so well together, you’re not going to struggle to notice the flavor profiles in each ingredient. I kept the flavoring on the rice very neutral. I didn’t add any butter or oils to it because I wanted the chicken and chickpeas to shine.
Last updated: October 13, 2018
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