Tunisian Grilled Chicken


(Image Source |Luke)

By Luke [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

When grill masters like Drilldoggy want to kick up the yum quotient in grilled food, they zero in on a simple yet effective rub. Ready in minutes, these spicy blends can be applied in the meat or veggies within a blink of an eye and always and complements the smoky flavors like on other ingredients.

When it comes to grilling meat, we often use spice the typical store-brought spice rubs to add flavors. but if you are bored of the plain-Jane BBQ chicken, then try to spice it up with Tunisian goodness. The caraway and coriander complements the savory flavors of the chicken and transforms its subtle flavors into smoky extravagance.

A dash of hot pepper flakes makes sure its spicy enough to set your tongues on fire. So team it up with a fresh salad to tame down the heat. However, if Tunisian grilled chicken is too hot to handle, feel free to go easy on the crushed red pepper and reduce the heat.

So are you ready to woo your buddies on your next outdoor party!


Serves: 4

  • 1 ¼ lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ¾ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp caraway seeds
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • ¾ tsp red pepper flakes, crushed
  • ½ tsp kosher salt


  • Dump the caraway and coriander seeds into a spice grinder, along with red pepper flakes.
  • Grind them into a fine powder and tip them into a small bowl.
  • Stir in a dash of salt and garlic powder until well combined.
  • Rub the spice blend all over the chicken and set aside for half an hour to marinate.
  • Meanwhile, fire up the outdoor grill.
  • Dip few paper towels in oil and rub them on the grill grate to grease.
  • Lay out the chicken breasts and grill each side for 4-8 minutes while flipping them over once, until their internal temperature rises up to 165 degrees F.
  • Serve hot with fresh salad.