Zesty Seared Chicken

Sautéed green beans with red bell pepper strips make a colorful accompaniment to this dish.


4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living


1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup soy sauce
4 skinned and boned chicken breast halves
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Hot cooked couscous
Garnish: chopped green onions


Combine first 10 ingredients in a shallow dish or large heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag; add chicken. Cover or seal, and chill 30 minutes, turning chicken occasionally.

Remove chicken from marinade, discarding marinade.

Cook chicken in hot oil in a large skillet over high heat 4 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low; turn, and cook 10 minutes or until done. Serve with hot cooked couscous. Garnish, if desired.

April 2001
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