Blackened Chicken


Blackened chicken is great on a summer's day with fresh corn and mashed potatoes.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
2 chicken breast halves


  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme

  • teaspoon onion powder

  • teaspoon ground white pepper

  • teaspoon salt

  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • cooking spray


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.

  2. Heat a cast-iron skillet over high heat until it is smoking hot, about 5 minutes.

  3. While the skillet is heating, mix together paprika, cayenne, cumin, thyme, onion powder, white pepper, and salt in a small bowl. Spray chicken breasts on both sides with cooking spray, then coat evenly with spice mixture.

  4. Place chicken in the hot pan and cook for 1 minute. Turn, and cook 1 minute on other side. Transfer chicken to the prepared baking sheet.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 5 minutes.

    close up view of sliced Blackened Chicken on a wooden cutting board
    Carrie C.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

135 Calories
3g Fat
1g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 135
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 205mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 228mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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