Have you ever wondered what the spices are in a rub? You can buy various pre-prepared spice mixes in the supermarket and just sprinkle them over the meat of your choice but I wanted to come up with a combination of spices of my own and I did and the blend uses fairly basic spice cupboard ingredients – cayenne pepper, cumin, garlic salt, paprika and salt and pepper.
Good hot or cold – I sliced the chicken breasts and had with a salad. Would be good with black beans and rice too.
4 x chicken breasts
1-2 tbsp. olive oil
For the spice rub
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. paprika
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Place chicken breasts in a roasting tin and coat with oil on both sides.
Put all the spice rub ingredients in a bowl with a lid on and give it a good shake.
Sprinkle over the chicken breasts and cook for 1/2 hour at 350 degrees