Here’s a chicken rub that will make any piece of bland blah meat into the star of your dinner (well, unless you pair it with asparagus with caramelized balsamic onions, but we’ll get to that another day). Every bite will be deliciously tasty, with a little kick.
This makes enough rub for 4 chicken breasts. In a small bowl, mix:
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
If you try this rub on fish, let me know… somehow I think it would be pretty tasty.
Flatten your chicken breasts to about 1/2 inch thick.
Melt 1 Tablespoon of butter for each breast. You can either rub the butter all over the chicken and then sprinkle with the seasonings, or you can be lazy like me and do this.
Place the chicken in a pan that’s been heated over a medium burner. Drizzle half the butter over the chicken, then sprinkle with half of the seasonings.
Then flip the chicken over, and drizzle with the rest of the butter, then sprinkle with the rest of the seasonings. Leave them alone to cook on that side for 5-6 minutes.
Then flip the chicken over and cook for another 5-6 minutes.
Serve with some sort of delicious veggie, with parsley sprinkled over top.