Chicken Breasts with Charmoula Recipe

Chicken Breasts with Charmoula Recipe

How To Make Chicken Breasts with Charmoula

Spice up dinner with this chicken charmoula recipe. It’s an African dish with browned chicken topped with a pungent mix of cumin, cilantro, and herbs.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • 1tbsppaprika,plus ¼ tsp
  • 1tspground cumin
  • 2clovesgarlic
  • 1cupcilantro leaves,lightly packed
  • 1cupflat leaf parsley leaves,lightly packed
  • 7tbspolive oil
  • ½orange zest,grated
  • 2tbsplemon juice
  • ¼tspcayenne
  • ¾tspsalt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 4chicken,boneless skinless
  • 2plum tomatoes


  1. In a small frying pan, toast the 1 tablespoon paprika with the cumin over low heat for about 30 seconds, stirring, until fragrant.

  2. Put in a blender and puree with the garlic, cilantro leaves, parsley, 6 tablespoons of the oil, the orange zest, lemon juice, cayenne, ½ teaspoon of the salt, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  3. Leave in the blender.

  4. Put 1 tablespoon oil in a nonstick frying pan over moderate heat.

  5. Season the chicken with ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon paprika, and ⅛ teaspoon black pepper. Brown for 5 minutes.

  6. Turn, then cook for 4 to 5 minutes longer until just done.

  7. Blend the sauce to re-emulsify. Serve over the chicken

  8. Sprinkle with the tomatoes and top with the cilantro sprigs.


  • Calories: 2821.71kcal
  • Fat: 205.05g
  • Saturated Fat: 55.12g
  • Trans Fat: 1.16g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 92.32g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 41.49g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.07g
  • Fiber: 2.72g
  • Sugar: 1.41g
  • Protein: 224.88g
  • Cholesterol: 900.00mg
  • Sodium: 1291.47mg
  • Calcium: 188.61mg
  • Potassium: 2561.84mg
  • Iron: 13.15mg
  • Vitamin A: 627.29µg
  • Vitamin C: 48.38mg
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