Moroccan Lemon Chicken
Moroccan lemon chicken made in one pan with fresh herbs and blistered tomatoes. The Mediterranean spices add wonderful color and robust flavors to each bite.
Serves: 2 IP supper proteins (count tomatoes if consumed)
1 ½ teaspoons cumin ground
½ teaspoon coriander ground
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon paprika
¼ teaspoon black pepper ground
½ teaspoon IP salt
¼ cup olive oil extra-virgin
1 cup baby tomatoes
2 cloves garlic roughly chopped
2 sprigs thyme
3 sprigs rosemary
1 pound chicken breast cut into 4 pieces
1 lemon sliced into 4 wedges
In a small bowl, combine the spice mix; cumin, coriander, onion powder, garlic, paprika, pepper, and salt. Set aside.
Evenly coat both sides of the chicken breast with a ½ teaspoon of the spice mix on each side (1 teaspoon total).
Add ¼ cup olive oil to a large sauté pan and heat oil over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and tomatoes, cook until tomatoes blister, 3 minutes, then transfer to a bowl.
Place the four pieces of chicken in the center of the pan. Add the sprigs of rosemary and thyme into the pan so the flavor of the herbs infuse into the cooking oil.
Sauté the chicken breasts for 4 minutes, until the surface is nicely browned. Lower heat to medium, flip over each piece of chicken and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, or until the temperature reaches 160F – 165°F. Turn off the heat and squeeze half of a whole lemon over the chicken in the pan.
Remove the chicken from the pan and serve with your favorite sides.