Print This Recipe Written by Chacha on Jun 18th, 2012 in Barbecue, Boneless Chicken Breast, Grilled, Meats, Poultry, Recipe | No Comments

Servings: 4 to 6


  • 6 skinless boneless chicken breast halves (4 to 6 ounces each) pounded thin with a mallet
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 2 tablespoon hot melted butter


Put the cumin seeds in a small sauté pan and bring to a medium heat. Toast the cumin seeds until they become very aromatic, 3 to 4 minutes. Put the cumin seeds and the crushed red pepper in a spice grinder and pulse until the mix becomes a fine powder.

Combine oil, cumin, salt and garlic in a dish big enough to contain chicken. Add chicken pieces. Turn them in the marinade to coat well. Cover. Let sit at room temperature at least 45 minutes.

Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.

Spread the coals out in 1 dense layer.  Place the lemon halves on the cool side of the grill, cut side down. Grill chicken over coals until grill marks have formed, about 6 to 8 minutes per side. Remove from heat, let rest for 5 minutes under a tent of aluminum foil before serving.

Brush breasts with the butter. Serve with the grilled lemon halves.

Leave a Reply