This blackened seasoning is a very easy to make blackened dry rub recipe that goes so well on chicken, steak, fish and even vegetables. This homemade blackened seasoning uses just a few spices but it really big on flavor. Make blackened chicken, blackened fish or use this seasoning on anything that needs a little pop of flavor.
This blackened seasoning has been nicknamed my famous blackened chicken spice rub because I have been making this for more years than I can remember and everyone who tries it loves it! I use this blackened seasoning to make my blackened chicken and blackened tuna, which is a favorite in our house.
Ingredients you will need
There are not many ingredients in this blackened seasoning recipe. It is really easy to make and you probably already have all of these spices in your pantry.
- Chili powder.
- Kosher salt.
- Paprika (sweet).
- Black pepper.
- Cayenne pepper.
Now unlike many blackened seasoning recipes, this seasoning is all about the blackening spices and there is no oregano and no garlic in it. By making a blackening seasoning this way, you are left with all of the delicious flavor from the blackening spices and it just tastes amazing.
Trust me! It really lets all of the smoky deep flavors in this blackened seasoning come through without any interference.
What is a blackened seasoning
This seasoning is a dry rub that goes on the meat dry which is done by pressing the meat into the blackened spice blend. Blackened seasonings usually are a mix of seasonings that include chili powder, paprika and a few other spices.
Blackened seasoning is usually a dry rub recipe which means the food is coated with the dry spice mixture before cooking.
The blackened part of this seasoning refers to the dark color that the food gets when cooked. This is mostly from the darker red spices in the blackened rub.
How to use
I am really obsessed with this blackened seasoning because it tastes amazing and it goes on just about anything. As you can see from some of the pictures above, I love adding it to my blackened chicken and my blackened tuna tacos.
This blackened spice blend is also great on steak and vegetables. I use a similar blend of seasonings in my fajitas from leftovers. Here, I just add a few more spices.
So whether you are looking for a blackened chicken seasoning, blackened fish seasoning or a blackened seasoning for something else, this is the dry rub for you.
Hope you give it a try!
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- ¼ cup paprika sweet paprika, not smoked
- 3 tablespoon chili powder
- 2 tablespoon coarse salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper you can add more if you like it real spicy
- Mix all of your spices into a bowl or container if you are storing it for later
- To use:
- dump your spice mix on to a large plate
- take 1 piece of meat at a time and press the meat into the spice blend making sure to coat all of it
- flip it over and do the same for the other side and place on a separate plate
- do this until all the meat is coated with the rub
- To Cook:
- Add some olive oil (about 2-3 tbsp) to a medium saute pan over medium heat.
- When heated, add your meat to the pan and cook until meat is cooked through (this will vary depending on the type of meat you are using, my favorite to use for this rub is chicken). Make sure that you flip your meat halfway during the cooking process to create a nice golden crust on both sides.
- Serve immediately and spoon some of the flavored olive oil from the pan over the meat.
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