Spice Rub Pan-Fried Chicken

5.0 from 11 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 20 mins

Serves: 4


  • 500 gram skinless boneless chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 2-3 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 3 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 inch ginger, grated
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  1. Prepare chicken breasts: Pound chicken breasts to get an even 1/2 inch thickness. Alternatively, you can butterfly them to get an even thickness.
  2. Marinate: Mix chicken breasts with the rest of the ingredients in a bowl (or you can also use a ziplock bag). Marinate for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight. Return to room temperature before proceeding with the cooking.
  3. Fry: Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a frying pan on medium-high heat. Pan fry chicken breast for 3 minutes per side.
    TIPS: Initially, the chicken breasts will stick to the pan. But once the surface is cooked and browned, the meat will self-release itself from the pan. So have patience and don’t try to move the chicken in its early stage.
  4. Rest, cut, and serve: Let the cooked chicken breasts rest for 10 minutes before serving or cutting into thin strips.

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