Blackened Chicken

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Healthy Poultry Recipe

Blackened Chicken

This one's always a favorite in our dining room at the Pritikin Longevity Center, and it's so easy to whip up at home. Pair with a baked or sweet potato, or a quick-cooking whole grain like couscous. Or slice your chicken up and enjoy with a big green salad plus any other veggies you have on hand.
Prep Time15 minutes
Active Time7 minutes
Total Time22 minutes
Course: Dinner, Leftovers, Lunch, Main Course, Main Dish, Marinade
Cuisine: Easy, Latin American, Mexican, Poultry, Quick, South American
Yield: 4 servings


  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 4 4 ounces each chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)


  • Mix together all ingredients except chicken breasts. Pour into a large ziplock bag. Place chicken breasts in bag and shake to coat chicken with spices.
  • In a large hot nonstick skillet, sear chicken on one side till edges are brown, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Flip, cover skillet, reduce heat to medium-hot and cook until done, generally 3 to 6 minutes. Time depends on the thickness of the chicken.