Breathe life into an old favorite, chicken breast, by quick-roasting it, then ladling a puréed sauce of tahini, lemon juice, and garlic over the top. The Mediterranean sesame paste not only adds body and weight to a quick sauce, but also a nutty, creamy flavor.
Hit two birds with one stone — no pun intended — by cooking some sweet Spring asparagus in the oven along with the chicken. Serve it alongside pasta, potatoes, or brown rice. To have dinner ready in no time, read more. From Gourmet
Ingredients 2 lb asparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces Directions Makes 4 servings.
Roast Chicken With Asparagus and Tahini Sauce
3 tablespoons olive oil
1-1/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
4 skinless boneless chicken breast halves (3 to 4 lb total)
1/3 cup well-stirred tahini (Middle Eastern sesame paste)
1/3 cup water
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon sugar
1 garlic clove, minced
2 lb asparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces
Makes 4 servings.