Blackened chicken is one of my favorite chicken recipes and it is so easy to make and so full of flavor thanks to the blackened seasoning. This blackened chicken definitely deserves a spot in your dinner repertoire and I promise it will impress anyone who tries it.
About this Blackened Chicken:
This blackened chicken was a dish I came up with many years ago when I was looking for a new chicken recipe that had lots of flavor, was not difficult and that everyone would love. The blackened seasoning on the chicken is a dry rub meaning you mix the spices together and press the chicken into it before cooking.
It is so delicious! The bonus from the dry rubbed chicken cooking in olive oil is that it blends with the olive oil and the most delicious spiced olive oil is made. It is perfect to drizzle a little over the chicken after it cooks and to let side dishes you serve with the chicken soak up that flavor.
I really love serving a fluffy rice with it because the rice soaks up that blackened flavor so well. I also love to serve it with my sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Lemon or my Chopped Kale Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing. These two sides are the best friends to this chicken recipe because those greens and lemon flavor compliment the blackened chicken well.
Here Are The Ingredients You Will Need:
- Boneless chicken breasts
- Olive oil
- Chili Powder
- Cayenne pepper. The amount used in the recipe won't be too spicy. You can add more cayenne pepper if you want it spicy.
- Kosher Salt
Notes about the ingredients:
There are not many ingredients needed for this blackened chicken but I promise the flavor is out of this World. I always get great feedback whenever I make this recipe and I make it a lot.
Normally, blackened seasoning has oregano in it which I have never liked for this type of recipe. I do love oregano, just not in my blackened seasoning.
This blackened seasoning is not really spicy. It just has an incredible blackened flavor without too much heat. If you like really spicy, my spicy Blackened Spice Rub Seasoning can be used for this recipe as well.
Trust me that this seasoning has all the right flavors and when it cooks up it is amazing. You will see.
How To Make This Blackened Chicken:
- Step 1: Mix all of your spices on a plate making sure it is mixed well.
- Step 2: Take your butterflied chicken breasts and place it in your dry rub making sure to coat all the chicken on both sides.
- Step 3: Cook your chicken in a hot pan with some olive oil until browned on both sides.
The dry rub does not take too much time to make but if you want to plan ahead, you can make the rub ahead of time and also butterfly your chicken ahead of time as well.
I do not recommend adding the dry rub to the chicken beforehand. Try to leave this step for right before you are ready to cook.
If you prefer chicken tenders, they work really well with this recipe. If you choose to work with tenders, you do not need to butterfly them. Just press them into the dry rub and cook the same as you would the chicken breasts.
More Spiced Up Chicken Recipes You May Like:
- Chicken and Andouille Gumbo
- Cajun Chicken Pasta
- Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
- Easy Fajitas From Leftovers
- Coconut Chicken with Hot Honey
- Sheet Pan Za'atar Chicken and Veggies
- Southwest Chicken Bowls
Delicious Blackened Chicken
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- 2 large boneless chicken breasts butterflied and each breast cut into two.
- 3 tablespoon Olive oil
- ¼ cup Sweet paprika
- 3 tablespoon Chili powder
- 1 ½ tablespoon kosher salt
- pinch of cayenne pepper for spicier blackened chicken add ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper
- Add all of your spices on to a plate and mix well.
- Butterfly your chicken by cutting the chicken breast in half lengthwise with a sharp knife, and cutting the two sides apart (making 2 pieces of chicken from one breast.)
- Press your chicken into your dry rub making sure to coat both sides.
- Add the olive oil to a medium sauté pan over medium heat.
- When heated, add your meat to the pan and cook until meat is nice and browned, about 4-5 minutes.
- Now flip the chicken over to cook the other side for 4-5 minutes until it is browned and cooked all the way through (no pink juices are visible when cut).
- Serve immediately and spoon some of the flavored olive oil from the pan over the meat.
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