Grilled Chicken thighs with pumpkin and tomato salad - Epping Family Wellness Centre

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3 Carlingford Road Epping NSW
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Grilled Chicken Thighs with Pumpkin & Tomato Salad

These delicious dinner is light, veggie-packed and full of flavour.
Serves 4

Ingredients
30 ml reduced-salt tamari, available from then health food aisle in supermarkets
1 garlic clove
1 x 2-cm piece ginger, peeled
1 small red chilli, seeded
2 tsp honey
2 tbs lime juice
1 tbs sesame oil*
8 chicken thighs, skin removed (approximately 920 g total), excess fat trimmed
1 tbs olive oil*
400 g pumpkin, cut into 3-cm cubes
1 punnet cherry tomatoes ( 250 g), halved
4 cups English spinach, washed
1 tbs balsamic vinegar
ΒΌ tsp black pepper

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 180 C.
Combine tamari, garlic, ginger, chilli, honey, lime juice and sesame oil in a blender until smooth. Pour marinade over chicken and set aside for 20 minutes, turning once.
2. Drizzle oil over pumpkin and tomatoes in a small bowl and toss to coat. Transfer to a baking tray and bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until tender.
3. Coat a grill pan lightly with cooking-oil spray and heat.
Remove chicken from marinade (reserve marinade) and sear in grill pan for 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
Transfer to oven, pour marinade back over chicken and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
4. Remove vegetables from oven and toss through spinach.
5. Sprinkle veggies with balsamic vinegar, season with pepper and serve with chicken.

Recipe thanks to http://www.heartfoundation.org.au
Epping Family Wellness Centre
Suite G04, 3 Carlingford Road
Epping NSW
Phone:02 9011 5380
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