Thursday, February 23, 2012

Lemon, Garlic and Cumin Chicken


I love dishes like this that take only a few minutes of prep and most of the real work is done by the marinade in the fridge. This Lemon, Garlic and Cumin Chicken gets all it's bold flavor through the marinade and is finished off by simply frying (or grilling) it.  This dish goes well with any Mediterranean meal. You can also cut this up and place it on a Greek style salad, inside pitas and the list goes on. So next time you have some chicken on hand, let the spices do the work and take all the credit.

4-5 large chicken breast
4-6 cloves of grated garlic
salt and pepper
1 teaspoon of dried thyme
1 teaspoon of cumin powder
Juice of 1 lemon

Marinate the chicken in the fridge for 2-4 hours.

Before cooking, allow the chicken to sit on the counter for about 30 minutes to come up to room temperature. Then heat up a large skillet (nonstick or cast iron) with some canola oil and place your chicken to fry.  Do no move the chicken for 4-6 minutes or until it allows you to pick it up without sticking to the pan. Fry both sides until the chicken is cooked through.   Serves 4.  Serve with rice or vegetables. Enjoy

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