Many variations of the Catalonian roasted tomato sauce, romesco sauce, add roasted red peppers for a little sweetness. Here, we scorch the peppers and tomato on the grill alongside the chicken to keep things simple.

Adam Dolge
Source: EatingWell Magazine, June 2020


Recipe Summary

30 mins
30 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat grill to medium-high. Grill bell peppers and tomato, turning occasionally, until blistered all over and charred in spots, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a plate and let rest until cool enough to handle, about 5 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Grill the chicken, flipping occasionally, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 165 degrees F, 6 to 8 minutes total. Transfer to a plate, tent with foil and let rest for 10 minutes.

  • Remove and discard skin and seeds from the peppers and tomato. Place the peppers and tomato in a blender and add pecans, garlic, oil, vinegar, crushed red pepper and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Puree on high until well combined, about 1 minute. Serve the chicken with the sauce and topped with scallions, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

308 calories; protein 25.2g; carbohydrates 7.6g; dietary fiber 3.2g; sugars 3.9g; fat 19.7g; saturated fat 2.6g; cholesterol 62.7mg; vitamin a iu 2253IU; vitamin c 81.9mg; folate 42.1mcg; calcium 35.6mg; iron 1.6mg; magnesium 50.6mg; potassium 470.9mg; sodium 496mg.

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Rating: 5 stars
We had never eaten Romesco sauce before and my kids loved this! Thank you! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This had so much flavor. Everyone loved it! I will be playing around with this sauce to add to other meats. I'm absolutely in love with the sauce. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
We loved it! Served with couscous and greenbeans. Sauce was very fulfilling and we adjusted it our sauce portion based on our spice tolerance. Quick and easy, would make again. Read More