Mediterranean Rub Chicken

Mediterranean-Rub-Chicken- Instant Pot or grilled. Perfect for lunches and salads by Spice Cravings. Mediterranean-Rub Chicken adds flavor with spices like paprika, cumin, cinnamon, & red pepper flakes.This instant pot recipe leads a juicy chicken. #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty

This easy and quick recipe for Mediterranean Rub Chicken results in delicious and juicy chicken every single time.  Whether you make it in your Instant Pot (pressure cooker), oven or stove-top, this versatile recipe comes in quite handy.

This recipe is part of my meal-prep repertoire.  I usually make this Mediterranean Rub Chicken on Sundays and use it throughout the week for salads, wraps and sandwiches for the kids.  It works great as a pizza topping too.  It makes for a real satisfying meal when I pair it with Saffron rice or Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad.

Although, the video demonstrates how to make this chicken in an instant pot, I also have oven and stove-top cooking instructions in the recipe card below.

Preparing a Complete Mediterranean Meal

Besides sandwiches and salads, this Mediterranean-rub chicken pairs well with pita bread, Tzatziki dip, and Quinoa Tabbouleh salad.

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Tzatziki dip
Quinoa-Tabbouleh-Salad-Gluten Free Tabbouleh Salad by Spice Cravings
Quinoa Tabbouleh salad
Saffron Rice Pilaf or pulao by Spice Cravings. Aromatic and nutty basmati rice cooked in a Saffron infused broth. This easy and popular side compliments so many dishes from around the world. #cooking #food #recipe #recipes #foodphotography #foodblogger #yummy #delicious #foodie
Saffron Rice
This flavorful and hearty spinach rice, palak pulao or pilaf is made by cooking aromatic basmati rice with buttery soft spinach in ghee in an Instant Pot. by Spice Cravings. #cooking #food #recipe #recipes #foodphotography #foodblogger #yummy #delicious #foodie
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Lemon Rice

Greek Salad

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Mediterranean-Rub-Chicken- Instant Pot or grilled. Perfect for lunches and salads by Spice Cravings. Mediterranean-Rub Chicken adds flavor with spices like paprika, cumin, cinnamon, & red pepper flakes.This instant pot recipe leads a juicy chicken. #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty
10-Minute Mediterranean-Rub Chicken
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Perfect for lunch sandwiches and salads, this Mediterranean-Rub Chicken blends flavor from spices like paprika, cumin, cinnamon, & red pepper flakes.   Using the instant pot for this recipe, leads to a juicy chicken.

Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 232 kcal
Author: Spice Cravings
Ingredients
Spice Rub
For Cooking
  • 1.5 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup water
Instructions
  1. Score the chicken using a knife so that the spice rub gets absorbed. In a ziplock bag (for easy clean-up) or a bowl, add all ingredients listed under "Spice Rub". Mix well. Add chicken breast pieces. Seal the ziplock bag. Mix well to get chicken coated with the rub. Refrigerate for 30 minutes (optional).
  2. Turn ON the Instant Pot. Pour 1 cup water in the inner pot. Place the trivet in. Place the chicken breast on top. Close the lid. Set pressure vent to SEALING. Cook on MANUAL (high-pressure) for 6 minutes. Release the pressure naturally (NPR).
  3. Remove chicken breast, cool for 5 minutes and slice. Enjoy with lemon rice, or in a sandwich or with a greek salad!
Oven recipe
  1. Place the chicken breast on a lined baking sheet. Turn on the oven to BROIL mode. Broil chicken 5 minutes on each side- total of 10 minutes. Cooking time may differ based on the thickness of the chicken breast, so adjust cooking time accordingly. Rest 5 minutes before slicing.
Stove top recipe
  1. Heat a skillet on medium-high for 30 seconds-1 minute. Place the chicken breast and cook for 5 minutes on the first side. Flip and cover the pan with a lid. Cook for another 5 minutes. Cooking time may differ based on the thickness of the chicken breast, so adjust cooking time accordingly. Rest 5 minutes before slicing.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

If you are new to the Instant Pot, please read my FAQ on Instant Pot Terminology and Accessories to learn more.

 

Note: The nutrition facts below are my estimates.  If you are following any diet plan, I recommend cross-checking with your preferred nutrition calculator.

Nutrition Facts
10-Minute Mediterranean-Rub Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 791mg 33%
Potassium 659mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Protein 36g 72%
Vitamin A 8.9%
Vitamin C 3.1%
Calcium 1.3%
Iron 6.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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