How to make it

  • Pound chicken breasts between two sheets of waxed paper to 1/4 inch thick.
  • In a small bowl, mix together cumin, ginger, cinnamon, pepper, allspice, salt, and cayenne. *See Note. Finely grate zest from lemon into spice mixture. Squeeze 1 tablespoon juice from lemon and add to spice mixture. Put lemon aside to use later. Add 3 teaspoons of the oil to spice mixture and stir to combine. Spread mixture on both sides of chicken breasts.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, in batches if necessary, and cook, turning, until blackened on the outside and cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and loosely cover with foil to keep warm.
  • Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil to the skillet and return to medium-high heat. Add onion slices and cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon and scraping up any browned bits, 3 minutes. Add squash, olives, and 2 tablespoons water. Season lightly with additional salt and pepper; stir well. Cover and cook until squash is tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat. Squeeze a little more lemon juice over chicken and vegetables, sprinkle with parsley, and serve warm.
  • Cooking Tip: Use cutlets in place of chicken breasts if you want to avoid the pounding step. Turkey cutlets can also be used.
  • Note: These spices make up a version of ras al-hanout, an intriguing is widely used on Moroccan-style meats and fish. If you prefer, look for prepared ras al-hanout or another Moroccan blend in the spice section of your supermarket. Mixed with a little extra-virgin olive oil, these spices make a wet rub that blackens while cooking, giving the chicken a rich, exotic taste.
  • Recipe from The South Beach Diet Supercharged.
  • Nutritional Information
  • 264 calories
  • 8 g fat (1 g sat)
  • 6 g carbohydrate
  • 41 g protein
  • 2 g fiber
  • 314 mg sodium

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  • ttaaccoo 9 years ago
    Sounds delicious! thank you! 55555
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    berry ate it and said...
    Oh my Gosh... this is so good! yes... 5!
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    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    I love this..high 5!
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    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    yeah great recipe thanks love it
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