Spicy Paprika & Zaatar Chicken

Vancouver, April 3rd 2016

Hey ladies!

How you loving the long, light evenings? Pretty sweet right!! I recently finished a 12 day Wild Rose Cleanse– a dietary reset and I feel great! Even though I’m done with the cleanse, I’m sticking with the healthy meals and came up with this recipe I wanted to share: spicy paprika and zaatar chicken served with a refreshing spinach, avocado salad dressed with olive oil and lemon juice counter the heat of the chicken. It was pretty tasty 🙂 Enjoy!

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Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 tsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp powdered garlic
  • ½ tsp powdered onion
  • 1 tsp zaatar
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pepper
  • A couple of handfuls of baby spinach
  • Half a small ripe avocado
  • Small handful toasted walnuts (optional)
  • A few blueberries
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Juice of ¼ lemon

Seems like a long list of ingredients- but this is a quick recipe. Using paper towel, make sure your chicken breast is bone dry. Heat a non-stick small frying pan on high. Put the chicken on, do not use oil or butter- just the chicken in the hot pan. Let cook about 2 mins, turn over and cook on other side for about 2 mins. Keep on high heat and pour in about ¼ cup of water and let boil away. Once the water is gone, turn the chicken back on the other side and add another ¼ cup of water. Once gone, take chicken off the heat.

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In a small bowl, mix the paprika, powdered garlic and onion, as well as the zaatar, salt and pepper.

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Cover the cooked chicken with the avocado oil and pat on the spice mixture. Turn on the grill on high. Place under the grill- 4 mins per side.

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While the chicken is browning- place your spinach, avocado, walnuts (if using) and blueberries in a bowl, drizzle the olive oil and lemon juice, mix well so all is well coated. Place on your plate.

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Slice the chicken and serve hot with the salad. Bon appetit!

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6 thoughts on “Spicy Paprika & Zaatar Chicken

  1. Jan April 4, 2016 at 6:00 pm Reply

    Love the idea of that spice blend – sounds terrific! I happen to be extremely hungry as I write this and would love to dive into that beautiful salad and chicken. Yum!

    • Emily April 4, 2016 at 7:16 pm Reply

      It’s quick and easy as well as very colourful 🙂 I like the flavour combo, I hope you will too . It would work well with tofu as well. On Apr 4, 2016 11:00, “Meals and miles apart, recipes shared with love.” wrote:

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  2. Beth @ Culinary Correspondence April 5, 2016 at 9:14 am Reply

    Lovely presentation Emi! I wouldn’t have thought of combining zaatar with smoked paprika, what a great idea to try it with tofu 🙂 How did the cleanse go, was it tough? Where did you hear about it?

    • Emily April 5, 2016 at 2:08 pm Reply

      Cleanse was great as you actually get to eat. My friends were doing it and knew that I was interested. If was nice not doing it alone.

      I put zaatar in everything, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. This one does 🙂

  3. Hanin April 13, 2016 at 10:14 pm Reply

    Zaatar striles again!
    This looks delicious and super easy and quick to make! Perfect for when I come back from the gym on a week night 🙂
    Thanks Emiiii!

    • Emily April 14, 2016 at 10:01 pm Reply

      Zaatar everywhere! It’s good on everything, even pizza! This is a very healthy recipe- I hope you love it!

      On Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 3:14 PM, Meals and miles apart, recipes shared with love. wrote:

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