Jazz up roast chicken breasts with a delicious and healthy red pepper and walnut sauce.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Pour walnuts onto a baking sheet, and pop into the oven for 10 minutes until slightly golden and fragrant. Remove from oven.
Make the muhummura: Drop roasted red bell peppers, walnuts, sun dried tomatoes, garlic, parsley, extra virgin olive oil, honey or pomegranate molasses, lemon juice & zest, salt, pepper, smoked paprika and red chile flakes into bowl of food processor. Pulse a few times, then process until mostly smooth but with a little texture similar to a Romesco sauce. Taste for seasoning. Spoon into a bowl for serving.
Pat chicken breasts dry with paper towels. The drier they are, the nicer a crust you’ll get on them!
Place a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat, add sunflower oil. When the oil is shimmering, add the chicken breasts in one layer, without touching, and cook 1 minute. Flip the breasts carefully, smear each breast with a couple of teaspoons of Muhummara, then move pan into the oven. Roast 6-8 minutes until cooked through but tender (ie. a meat thermometer into the center of the chicken breast registers 160 degrees Fahrenheit). Serve with the rest of the Muhummara, and a squeeze of lemon.