Blackened Chicken


Seasoning: Directions:
Prepare your meat the night before you plan to cook. You can use fresh or frozen chicken as the main ingredient to this chicken breast recipe. If you use frozen allow for ample time to thaw the chicken. Place your chicken breast between pieces of wax paper and pound to an even thickness of 1/2 inch. This will enable you to easily cook your chicken to the desired doneness. Rinse your chicken under running cold water and pat each chicken breast dry with paper towels and set aside.

Place chicken in container and mix well with marinade. Seal container and refrigerate. For best results its best to marinade you meat over night.

Mix all seasoning ingredients together and place in an empty shaker. Shake well before using. Leftovers can be stored in a cool, dry area.

Remove chicken from marinade, pat dry with paper towels, and set aside. Melt enough butter/margarine to moisten chicken breast, and then generously apply blackened seasoning mixture on both sides, set aside.

Add vegetable/EVOO oil to a heavy bottom or cast iron skillet and heat on high until skillet is sufficiently hot.

Add chicken breast to the skillet, cook for 2 minutes. Turn after two minutes and cook the other side. The chicken breast is done when it center has reached an internal temperature of 160-165 degrees. Do not overcrowd the skillet this will uneven cooking.

Servings: Depending on the number of chicken breasts
Time to Prepare: Overnight for marinade, 15 minutes prep and cooking time

Submitted By: Krista
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This definately isn't for the faint of heart! Brings some heat! With the marinading, the chicken is so tender and delicious!

Additional Comments:
Jennifer2 - This is a FANTASTIC recipe -- EVERYONE loved it!

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