Chicken recipes

Blackened Chicken Recipe

This blackened chicken recipe is straightforward and quick to make and an excellent dish to feature into your weekly meal rotation. Marinated and cooked in a scrumptious spice mix, this easy chook recipe may be successful with the entire family.

Blackened Chicken Recipe

Blackened Chicken Recipe


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp sweet paprika
  • 2 tsp spicy paprika
  • 2 tsp ground thyme
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
  • 3 tbsp sour cream optional


  • Melt 4 tablespoons of the butter in a small saucepan on very low heat or in the microwave, at 10-second intervals
  • Mix the melted butter with all the spices and salt
  • Coat the chicken breasts with the spice & butter mixture
  • Let the coated chicken marinate for 20 minutes
  • Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in a cast-iron skillet on medium-high heat
  • Add the chicken and cook for 7-8 minutes on each side until cooked and charred
  • Remove from heat and let it rest for 5 minutes
  • Slice the chicken and squeeze lime
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve with sour cream on the side


Calories: 636kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 244mg | Sodium: 1454mg | Potassium: 1044mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3263IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 4mg

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