Tangy Cumin Chicken

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Pairs well with YUMiGrains!  

Makes: 6 Servings
Cooking Time: 1 hour 
Carbohydrate Exchanges: 0



  • 3 chicken breasts 
  • 5 tomatillos (= 2 medium tomato with 2-3 tbsp lime juice) 
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/3 cup green onion
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1tbsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 10 garlic cloves, minced


  1. Cut each chicken breast in 1/2 inch thick pieces for a total of 6 pieces.

  2. Marinade chicken for 20 minutes. 

  3. Blend tomatillo, cilantro, green onion, lime juice, salt and jalapeno peppers for sauce

  4. Lightly oil a saucepan over medium heat. Add the breasts for 1 minute until slightly golden. Flip the breasts, reduce to low heat and cover for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat, and let it sit for another 10 minutes. 

  5. Serve your tender chicken with your blended tomatillo sauce. 

 Nutritional Benefits: 

This recipe is very low in salt and heavily relies on the freshness of herbs and spices to give its flavor. It is often difficult to cut down on salt, but a really easy way is to add in a lot of fresh or ground spices to transition into a low salt diet -- it doesn't compromise the flavor! Be careful when you add 'spices' because salt is often one of the ingredients in a pre-mixed spice mix such as a steak spice rub, so don't be fooled! As well, beware that garlic salt is actually loaded with salt! Choose garlic powder or fresh garlic instead. You'll find an interesting balance between the garlic flavor from the chicken and the freshness of your tomatillo sauce.



How to cook your chicken tender? Check this video:


chicken main dish

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