Caribbean Spice-crusted Chicken

Caribbean Spice-crusted Chicken

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  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Lime wedges, for serving (optional)


Combine 2 tablespoons oil with garlic, cumin, cinnamon, lime juice, salt and pepper. Toss chicken breasts in this mixture. Marinate, refrigerate, for 1 hour to overnight. (In some regions, the chicken breasts are pounded thin before marinating. They’re not as pretty, but they absorb lots of flavor!)

Heat remaining oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat and sear chicken until it is deep golden on each side. Reduce the heat and continue cooking until the internal temperature is 165° F, 5 to 6 minutes to a side. (You may also grill the chicken over hot coals for 5 to 6 minutes to a side or until cooked through.)

Let chicken rest for about 5 minutes then cut each breast into 4 to 6 medallions on the diagonal. Serve with wedges of lime for a garnish.

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