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Blackened Berbere Chicken

Berbere is an Ethiopian staple spice blend with big, bold flavor. Expect a robust, nutty taste with lingering heat.

Here's a quick recipe you can use for weeknight dinner or prepare ahead of time for the next day's salad protein.


1.5 lbs chicken breast

2 tsp TQM Ethiopian Berbere Spice

3 tbsp EVOO

Lemon and fresh herbs to garnish


Clean chicken and pat dry with paper towel. Add TQM Ethiopian Berbere Spice to 1 tbsp of EVOO. Coat chicken pieces with spice mixture and let marinate (refrigerated) for 15-20 minutes. Remove from fridge and let it relax for 5 minutes. Heat a hard bottom skillet with remaining oil and sear chicken pieces on med/high heat for 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Cook covered in oven at 330 degrees for 20 minutes/internal temperature is 165. Juices should run clear. Garnish with fresh herbs/lemon and serve with rice or pasta.


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