Cumin Grilled Chicken Breasts

I got this recipe from the Food Network. I had some chicken breasts in my freezer that I wanted to use up in a new way and since it is summer, I looked for a simple¬†grilled chicken recipe that didn’t require marinating (because I didn’t have the time) and this is what I found. Best part is the whole process of prep and cooking only takes about 25 minutes.

The Recipe:
Cooking spray
4 skinless boneless chicken breast halves (5-6 oz. each), pounded to 1/2 inch thickness
2 tsp. olive oil
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

1. Spray a grill or grill pan with cooking spray and heat to medium-high heat.

2. Rub chicken breasts with olive oil.

3. Combine cumin, salt and pepper and rub spice mixture evenly onto chicken breasts.

4. Grill until grill marks have formed and chicken is cooked through, about 4-5 minutes per side.

5. Remove from heat, let rest for 5 minutes.

Cumin Grilled Chicken Breasts

My Experience:

The original recipe recommended slicing the chicken¬†into 1/2 inch thick slices and serving over coleslaw but I didn’t have any at home so I roasted up some broccoli and made some garlic rice. This was a very last minute decision recipe and I used what I had already.

I don’t think our BBQ was hot enough because we didn’t get any grill marks by the time the chicken was cooked through. Although the chicken was thin, it was still nice and juicy inside.

This was a really great, quick and easy meal that didn’t need very many ingredients. Had I planned it better, I could have even grilled my veg on the BBQ and that would mean even less cooking indoors on a hot summer evening.

Leave a Reply