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Cumin Chicken Recipe

Cumin Chicken Recipe

This zesty chicken dish from Margaret Allen of Abingdon, Virginia comes together in a flash. But it's so saucy and delicious, it's certainly good enough for company, and perfect for those busy weeknights. —Margaret Allen, Abingdon, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup picante sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium chicken bouillon granules


  • 1. Mix 1 teaspoon cumin, oregano and garlic salt; sprinkle over both sides of chicken. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Brown chicken on both sides.
  • 2. In a small bowl, mix picante sauce, water, bouillon and remaining cumin; pour over chicken. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 8-12 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°.
  • 3. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm. Bring sauce to a boil; cook, uncovered, 3-4 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Serve with chicken. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 3 tablespoons sauce equals 170 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 377 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat.