Meat & poultry

Spiced Chicken breasts

We are always in a hurry. We want things done immediately. We aren’t patient enough. We eat badly because we spend the minimum time at the kitchen.

I must be a rara avis because I always cook twice a day… and when I say cook, I mean it. No sandwiches, no frozen pizzas, no prepared or canned food… I cook a first and a second dish for my family everyday. Usually the first one contains vegetables, legumes, pasta or rice and the second is a protein one (meat, poultry, fish). It takes me approximately 1 hour to prepare lunch or dinner. But I assume that is my job, my contribution to the family health :D.

Here is a recipe that takes no time and it’s healthy and easy. You will probably have all the ingredients at home. Who doesn’t have a cupboard full of spices and some chicken in the fridge? Maybe you can pick some mint leaves from your garden… or ask your neighbour for some.

I picked this recipe from the Catalan Magazine CUINES which I buy month after month because I’m totally addicted to it ;D. I made a few small changes to the original recipe…
… and since I do have a cupboard full of spices, chicken in the fridge, limes just in case we are in the mood for a gin & tonic and mint in my terrace garden… I’m sharing the recipe so that you can prepare it for your family too and get Uaaaauuuusss and Eeeeeeyyyyyys. This is my small contribution to the FOOD Revolution DAY which will be on May 17th. Find out more by clicking at the logo. I will not host a contest in my blog, I just encourage all of you to care about the food you eat and also about your health: We are what we eat!
“Jamie Oliver and the Food Revolution Day team want to change the way people eat by giving them the skills and knowledge to cook again, as well as motivating people to stand up for their right to better food. Food Revolution Day aims to educate and inspire people everywhere to cook and enjoy better food and empower them to demand better food standards and improved food education from governments, schools and food manufacturers.”


Ingredients for 4 servings: 4 chicken breasts, 120 grs of lime juice, 2 teaspoons of cumin, 2 teaspoons of coriander, 2 teaspoons of turmeric, some black ground pepper, some fresh mint leaves, salt and extra virgin olive oil.
  • Cut the chicken breasts in dices and salt them and sprinkle with the ground pepper too.
  • Prepare a marinade with: the lime juice, the cumin, coriander, turmeric, cut mint leaves, a pinch of salt and 8 olive oil tablespoons.
  • Keep half the marinade in one bowl and place the chicken in another bowl with the other half.
  • Let marinate for 1/2 hour.
  • In a saucepan, pour some olive oil and and fry the chicken dices at medium temperature. When they golden up, place on kitchen paper.
  • Prepare the dish with the chicken and pour the rest of the marinade on top. Decorate with fresh mint leaves.
  • Enjoy!


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05/02/2013 · 5:56 h by Tracey

Yummy! Just my kind of dish,Nuria! Looks and sounds delicious!!!

01/16/2018 · 4:20 h by Sara

Realmente me gusta esta receta. Es fácil de hacer y muy agradable de comer.

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