Cumin Rubbed Chicken with Artichoke Salsa

This chicken and rice recipe is a savory, well-balanced dish made with our Success® Brown Rice and a zesty artichoke salsa.

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Cumin Rubbed Chicken with Artichoke Salsa

Cooking time
PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 15 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 30 mins


  • 1 bag Success® Brown Rice
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 can (14 oz) marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1 cup tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • Make this Cumin Rubbed Chicken with Artichoke Salsa and enjoy the best of both worlds — tasty, savory chicken garnished with a delicious sauce. Served over a bed of fluffy brown rice, it’s a delicious, complete meal!

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Meanwhile, season chicken with cumin and salt. Heat oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

    Step 3

  • Add chicken to skillet and sauté for 6 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.

    Step 4

  • Mix artichokes with tomatoes, onions and parsley in a small bowl. Squeeze lemon juice over salsa and mix. Season with salt and pepper.

    Step 5

  • Serve chicken over rice and top with artichoke salsa.

Award-Winning Chicken

We’re not kidding when we say that this recipe has won awards. A contest-winning recipe from the 2009 Restaurant Recipe Challenge, there’s a lot to love about this Cumin Rubbed Chicken with Artichoke Salsa.

What makes this dish a winner? We think it has a little something to do with our 10-minute Success® Boil-in-Bag Brown Rice and a whole lot to do with our homemade artichoke salsa. Comprised of lemon, onions, tomatoes and parsley, this artichoke salsa is the perfect pair for savory, cumin spiced-chicken.

Speaking of chicken, it’s another reason why this recipe is a weeknight hero. Two teaspoons of ground cumin and a bit of salt give this chicken tons of flavor. Seared in hot oil, this chicken is juicy, golden and perfectly seasoned.

Cumin 101

Cumin gets the most flavor after being toasted as heating the spice brings out its fragrant, nutty flavors. Mostly found in Indian cuisine, cumin is popular in curries, stews and goes well with chicken and vegetarian dishes. It offers earthy, nutty, citrusy and slightly spicy notes. If you don’t have any on hand, try ground coriander, instead.

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