I have been cooking all my life, but for some reason I was afraid of making blackened anything. I really thought it would turn out awful, plus I’m really not a huge fan of chili powder or cumin. But one night when I didn’t know WHAT to have for dinner, I thought, ‘why not?’ Thinking outside of the box a little, I added my own little twist to make it more palatable for me.
- 4-6 chicken breasts (or other protein of your choice)
- 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 2 teaspoon granulated garlic
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
I actually made a rub for this with the spices and the olive oil. Mix it up, coat the chicken with the mixture, and place it in a screaming hot pan! You want this crisp, but not burned, and cooked in the middle, so don’t leave it. I did actually cover it for a short period of time in order to make sure it was cooking through, but don’t do this for long or your crust will get soggy!
So there you have it, easy blackened chicken that isn’t too spicy, and can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike!
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