One Recipe, Two Meals: Spice-Rubbed Chicken

For the kiddos, we're spicing chicken cubes with some Italian seasoning mixed with garlic powder and a pinch of salt. Then you'll add cumin[, smoked paprika and cayenne for the adults. This meal hits the summer nail on the summer head.]

Total Time:
25 min
15 min
10 min

4 servings

  • 2 tablespoons dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Coarse salt
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salad and buttery corn on the cob, for serving
  • Hot sauce, for the adults' corn cobs
  • In a small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon of the dried Italian seasoning with 1/2 teaspoon of the garlic powder. Add a pinch of salt. Rub the seasoning mixture all over half of the cubed chicken. This batch will be for yo' kids.

  • In another small bowl, combine the remaining 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder; add the cumin, smoked paprika and a pinch of cayenne and salt. Rub this seasoning mixture all over the other half of the cubed chicken. This batch will be for you.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the kids' chicken to the pan and saute until browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside.

  • Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and the remaining, spicier chicken. Saute until browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, prep a simple green salad for the adult eaters, and boil a few ears of corn in a large pot of salted water. Melt some butter and roll the corn in it. This is a healthy, positive thing in life.

  • Give some corn to your littles along with their seasoned chicken. And give yourself some corn (with some salad and the spicier chicken), only toss a little bit of hot sauce on the corn! This is also a healthy and positive thing in life. Serve, eat and be happy.

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