Thursday, January 13, 2011

Cumin Grilled Chicken

Okay so now that I've been cooking about twice a week, its important that I find fun and interesting recipes or else the Hubster and I will get really bored of our food... 

So I found this excellent recipe on of Cumin Grilled Chicken Breasts. I did my own twist by lightly frying/sauteing it instead of grilling (I don't have a grill...) and by adding some lemon. 


  • 4 skinless boneless chicken breast halves pounded to 1/2-inch thickness (Mine were really thick so I just sliced them in half)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin (I put a bit more b/c I really love cumin =D )
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


Heat a few tbsp of oil in a large frypan on medium-high heat. Rub chicken breasts with olive oil. Mix cumin, salt and pepper and rub spice mixture evenly onto chicken breasts. Cook chicken in frypan until it is cooked through, about 4-5 minutes per side. Remove from heat, let rest for 5 minutes. 

I added some squeezes of lemon on top before serving and it was purely delectable. We ate it with homemade fried cajun rice. The recipe for that is pretty simple. Boil 2-3 cups of water. In a wok heat some oil and saute a half chopped onion and some mixed vegetables until cooked (a few minutes). Add some salt, cajun seasoning (tons of it) and half a tsp of paprika. Put on medium and mix in the boiled rice. Mix around, add some more cajun and salt to taste and you're all set to go :)  


Snake Charmer said...

omg woman we're totally on the same vibelength right now! i was going to post a recipe too :))) anywho that looks yummy :))

Visual Notes said...

I'm always too lazy to actually follow recipes.I'll try this recipe soon.

CC said...

i wanna see the rice....

Constructive Attitude said...

.......i totally zone out in posts like these.

can i be invited to your house to eat?

Youthful Wisdom said...

SC- LOL we were meant to be together...and eat wholesome food :)

VN: Let me know how it goes!

CC: Yea... I was going to snap a photo of it but... just didn't.

CA: lol sure thing... come next week for taco night :)

Mrs. Cullen said...

i want

Kate said...

Sounds delicious!! Lemon makes everything better!!

supreem said...

that sounds really yummy. I think I'm gonna try it... one day.