Thursday, June 28, 2007

Spicy Chicken

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cumin
6 chicken breasts, with skin on

Prepare a grill over high heat. Rub the chicken with the olive oil, chili powder, salt, and cumin. Place the chicken on the grill, skin side down, and cook for 5 minutes. Turn and cook for another 5 minutes. Let rest for 7 minutes.

In just another few minutes, you can toss together this simple couscous salad:

Marcus's Summer Couscous

2 cups couscous
2 tomatoes, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped scallions
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
3 tablespoons olive oil
juice from 1 lemon
salt and pepper

Bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Place the couscous in a large bowl. Pour the boiling water over the couscous and cover with plastic wrap. Let sit for 10 minutes. Fluff the couscous with a fork and add the tomatoes, scallions, chili powder, cumin, olive oil and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.

To add an extra-special touch to this meal, slice 2 heads of romaine into quarters and brush the cut sides with olive oil. Place on the grill and grill for 2 minutes, until the leaves begin to wilt.

To serve, spread the couscous on a platter. Place the chicken and romaine on the bed of couscous, and serve with lemon wedges.

1 comment:

did.i said...

lalalalalalala... jom bbq...