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Spicy Tunisian Grilled Chicken

Spicy Tunisian Grilled Chicken

This spicy rub of coriander, caraway and hot pepper is lovely on grilled chicken, as we use it here, or try it on pork tenderloin or salmon. If you prefer your food less spicy, reduce the amount of crushed red pepper.

Servings

4 servings

Prep Time

5 minutes

Total Time

25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2teaspoons coriander seeds
  • 2teaspoons caraway seeds
  • 3/4teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 3/4teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast

Instructions

  1. Grind coriander seeds, caraway seeds and crushed red pepper in a spice grinder (or mortar and pestle) until finely ground. Transfer to a small bowl and stir in garlic powder and salt.
  2. Coat both sides of chicken with the rub up to 30 minutes before grilling or broiling.
  3. Preheat grill to medium-high or position a rack in upper third of oven and preheat broiler to high.
  4. To grill: Oil the grill rack. Grill the chicken, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165°F, 4 to 8 minutes per side.
  5. To broil: Line a broiler pan (or baking sheet) with foil and coat with cooking spray. Place the chicken on the foil. Broil, watching carefully and turning at least once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165°F, 10 to 15 minutes total.

Tips

It’s difficult to find an individual chicken breast small enough for one portion. Removing the thin strip of meat from the underside of a 5-ounce breast—the chicken tender—removes about 1 ounce of meat and yields a perfect 4-ounce portion. If you can only find chicken breasts closer to 8- to 9-ounce each, you’ll only need 2 breasts for 4 servings—cut each one in half before cooking.

Oiling a grill rack before you grill foods helps ensure that the food won’t stick. Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.) When grilling delicate foods like tofu and fish, it is helpful to coat the food with cooking spray.

Store the rub in an airtight container for up to 3 months; coat the chicken with the rub up to 30 minutes before grilling or broiling.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 4 servings)

Calories 131kcal
Carbohydrate Total 2g
Total Sugars 0g
Added Sugars 0g
Fiber 1g
Total Fat 3g
Saturated Fat 1g
Mono Saturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 63mg
Sodium 195mg
Protein 23g
Potassium 228mg
Calcium 26mg
Folate 4mcg
Omega-6 1g
Zinc 1mg
Vitamin B3 10mg