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This is a quick and flavorful chicken dish that always garners rave reviews. Cumin offers a deep nutty flavor and a warming aroma that is absolutely tantalizing. The depth of flavor is even more prominent when Cumin Seeds are toasted and freshly ground.  Serve this chicken with my Black Beans and Rice- a guaranteed winner. 


1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (4 ounces each)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup tomato sauce (I prefer Pomi Strained Tomatoes)
1/4 cup chicken stock

Recipe Info

Difficulty Level: 
Prep Time: 
10 minutes
Cook Time: 
20 minutes
Total Time: 
30 minutes
Serving size: 


1. Optional Step: Arrange each chicken breast between two pieces of plastic wrap and hammer out until 1/2 inch thick. This tenderizes, ensures even surface area and speeds up cooking time.
2. Optional Step: In a large skillet over medium heat toast the Cumin Seeds until fragrant, about 3 minutes. In a mortar and pestle or spice grinder, pulverize the toasted Cumin Seeds into a fine powder. Alternatively, you can use pre-ground Cumin for this recipe.
3. In a small bowl combine Cumin, Mediterranean Oregano, Roasted Garlic Powder, salt and pepper. Mix to combine. Sprinkle 1/2 of the spice mixture over both sides of the chicken.
4. In a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil and then chicken. Sauté for 3-5 minutes or until chicken is brown on both sides.
5. Add the tomato sauce and chicken stock to the pan. Bring to a boil, then simmer covered for 6-12 minutes or until internal temperature of the chicken is 160ºF.
6. Remove chicken from pan. Stir in the remaining spice mixture to tomato sauce. Bring to a boil uncovered until sauce has thickened, about 5 minutes. Serve chicken with tomato sauce.


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Recipe Tip:
No time or desire to tenderize the chicken? Use chicken cutlets instead.
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