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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: 170 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 377mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat.

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Justin User ID: 9112830 263854
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2017

"Been making this recipe for the past 30 years, originally found in a pace picante sauce cookbook. Only difference I make is I usually double the sauce."

kendralowry User ID: 173203 257120
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2016

"Love this! Cumin is one of my favorite spices and this recipe captures that wonderful flavor in an easy to fix, healthy recipe. We eat this with brown rice and enjoy left overs the next day. There's nothing not to like."

Beema User ID: 446601 242814
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2016

"I like the extra jazzy spice in this recipe, and it was easy to cut down to just two servings. I will make this again, and pass it along to the new bride in my family."

bigmax User ID: 2802334 64133
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2008 Edited Mar. 9, 2017

"I make this and black bean&rice and put it into a roll up fantstic its great. I also add extra selsa"

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Reviewed Feb. 20, 2008

"Comment for Cumin chicken"

GooFan User ID: 2452423 77033
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2008

"Great recipe. Just love it."

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