Grilled Chicken with Spice Rub

Nothing is easier or more flavorful than a wonderful combination of spices rubbed on the surface of a piece of chicken or fish. Think of a rub as a waterless marinade that imparts a terrific flavor to food.


  • 1 Tablespoon cumin powder
  • 1 Tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 Tablespoon paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon coriander seed, crushed
  • 1 Tablespoon black peppercorn, crushed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large clove of garlic, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon minced fresh oregano
  • 2 Tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1- 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Preparation Instructions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients for the rub in a small bowl. Mix well and set aside.
  2. Rinse and pat dry the chicken breasts
  3. Rub the chicken breasts with some of the spice rub to coat well. Allow to sit for at least 1/2 hour at room temperature. If marinating for several hours, keep food in the refrigerator but bring to room temperature before grilling.
  4. Grill the chicken breasts for 3 minutes per side or until firm but springy to the touch.
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