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Friday 12 June 2015

Grilled Chicken Breasts With Moroccan Style Spice

Don't know about you - but chicken quite often features in my menu plans. It could be a Sunday Roast, a casserole, a Mediterranean Chicken Tray Bake or how about this for an idea? Elise at Simply Recipes has a wonderful chicken breast recipe with some Moroccan Style Spice ... why not give it a try? Here is what you need to do:

Moroccan Spiced Grilled Chicken Breasts
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Marinating time: 2 hours
Yield: Serves 4

1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts

1 Mix the marinade ingredients (yogurt, lemon juice, cilantro, olive oil, garlic, cumin, paprika, cinnamon, salt, and pepper) together in a medium sized bowl. Add the chicken pieces to the bowl and thoroughly coat with the marinade. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator from 2 hours to overnight.
2 Heat your grill on high heat if you are using a gas grill, or prepare coals for direct heat if you are using charcoal. Allow for one side of the grill to be the "cool" side. If you do not have a grill you can use a cast-iron grill pan on your stove.
3. Grill the chicken breasts over direct high heat a couple of minutes on one side. Then turn them over and move them to the cool side of the grill. Cover and cook for a few minutes more, until the chicken is cooked through.

(The easiest way to test for done-ness is with your fingertips. See Elise's 'Finger Test to Check Doneness of Meat'. Or use a meat thermometer, remove the meat from the grill when the internal temperature of the chicken breast reaches 165°F.) Take care not to overcook, as chicken breasts can easily dry out.

Do check out the original article and recipe idea here

All the Best Jan


Anonymous said...

Great mix of spices.
Will put this on my recipe to try board.


Z@KickingKilos said...

wow, will try this and share a snap for sure.Yum

Lowcarb team member said...

Nona, many thanks for your comment. Yes, this recipe does contain a great mix of spices. I'm sure you will enjoy it when you get to try it out.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Z @KickingKilo's ... enjoy this recipe idea and please share a picture with us on your blog - thanks.

Have a good weekend

All the best Jan

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