Cumin Grilled Chicken Breasts

Ready for one of my International 30 minute meals?  This recipe for cumin grilled chicken breasts could not be easier.  It is perfect for a busy week night when time is at a minimum for cooking.

Cumin Grilled Chicken breastsCumin Grilled Chicken Breasts.

Combine the cumin with salt and pepper to make a rub and spread it on the chicken breasts. Cumin has a lovely smokey flavor that I normally save for curries, but it also makes a great rub for protein like this chicken.
Spice rub for Cumin Grilled Chicken breastsSpray a grill pan with cooking spray and cook the chicken about 6-7 minutes on each side, depending on thickness of chicken.  If mine are too thick, I just butterfly them half way through to cook the inside and then close them up to serve.
Cumin Grilled Chicken breastsServe with a side salad for a quick week night meal.
Cumin Grilled Chicken breasts
These cumin grilled chicken breasts are super easy to make, but don’t tell anyone – it’s our secret!
Cumin Grilled Chicken Breasts
  • 4 skinless boneless chicken breast halves
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  1. Spray an outdoor grill or grill pan with cooking spray and heat to medium-high heat.
  2. Rub the chicken breasts with the olive oil.
  3. Combine cumin, salt and pepper to make a rub. Spread the spice rub evenly onto the chicken breasts.
  4. Grill until grill marks have formed and chicken is cooked through, about 7-8 minutes per side depending on how thick the chicken is.
  5. Remove from heat, let rest for a few minutes, and then slice into ½-inch thick slices.

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