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churassco chicken


  • 1½ tbsp dried oregano leaves
  • 1 tbsp smoked sweet paprika or regular paprika
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • Freshly ground cracked pepper to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, pureed or finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2.5 lb skinless and boneless chicken breasts


  1. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the oregano, paprika, sugar, cayenne, cumin, salt and pepper.  Add the garlic, oil and vinegar.  Set aside until ready to use.  This mixture will last one week in the refrigerator.
  2. Coat the chicken with the mixture and let it sit at room temp for about 1 hour before grilling (this is enough marinating time or you can do longer).  Grill the chicken for about 5 minutes on the first side, flip and then repeat on the second side (or until the internal temperature of each chicken breast is 150˚F).

Serves 6

Make ahead tip:  Often I will mix the dry spices together in a mason jar and leave it in my spice area.  And when I want to use it I mix the garlic, oil and vinegar into it.

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About Carolyn Cohen

Carolyn Cohen, Natural Foods Chef, has owned and operated DELICIOUSDISH Cooking School for the last 15 years. DELICIOUSDISH Cooking School specializes in whole natural food HOME cooking, meal panning, and healthy eating. CAROLYN also owns DELICIOUSNUTRITION, a nutrition based culinary school specializing in holistic health and nutrition. Classes focus on clean-eating programs, superfoods and classes targeting specific health concerns and goals. Carolyn, is an Occupational Therapist by training who left her practice to pursue her passion - cooking. She started cooking at a very young age, and takes great pride in planning both simple, everyday meals and menus you can entertain with. Her informative and casual teaching style has inspired people to become great cooks and to enjoy being in the kitchen.

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