Easy Blackened Chicken Recipe

Easy Blackened Chicken Recipe

You love Blackened Chicken, but you don’t know how to make it. You watch a few videos, but they all seem too complicated. Then you find the perfect recipe, but you don’t have the right ingredients. Sound familiar? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there.

That’s why we’ve put together this easy Blackened Chicken recipe from many blackened chicken recipes. It’s simple enough for anyone to follow but still packs a flavour punch. And best of all, you probably already have most of the ingredients in your kitchen. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get cooking!

Enjoy blackened chicken. Just adjust the amount of cayenne pepper that you use to fit your taste preferences.

What Ingredients Are Necessary for the Blackened Chicken Recipe?

Blackening seasoning is a key ingredient in this recipe, and it’s easy to make your own. 

  •  1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt in a bowl. 

Store them in an airtight container until ready to use.

In addition to the blackening seasoning, you’ll also need some butter, olive oil, or cooking spray; chicken breasts or thighs; and a hot grill or pan.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Cooking Blackened Chicken

With this recipe, you’ll be able to master the art of blackened chicken. It’s really not as difficult as it may seem—especially with these step-by-step instructions to guide you.

To get started, preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, in a large bowl, combine 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika, 1/4 teaspoon chilli powder, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Stir these ingredients together until they’re well combined.

Next, set a large skillet over high heat and add 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil. When the oil is hot, add your chicken breasts and cook them for about 2 minutes per side, or until they’re nicely blackened.

Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the skillet and place it in a baking dish. Pour the contents of the bowl over the top of the chicken breasts and bake them in the oven for 20 minutes or until they’re cooked through.

And that’s all there is to it! Serve your blackened chicken with a side of rice or potatoes and enjoy.

Ideas for Serving Blackened Chicken

Now that you know the process behind making your own blackened chicken, it’s time to think of some ways to serve it. Blackened chicken is a great dish to serve in many contexts, as its unique flavour pairs nicely with a variety of accompaniments.

Why not try serving your blackened chicken with some roasted vegetables or mashed potatoes? The slight smokiness of the chicken will perfectly contrast the richness of the mashed potatoes and bring out the flavours of the roasted vegetables. You could also make a delicious wrap by adding a few slices of blackened chicken, lettuce, tomato, and your favourite creamy dressing!


So, now that you know how to make blackened chicken like a pro, it’s time to get cooking! The great thing about this dish is that it’s versatile, so you can serve it up any way you like. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different seasonings and sauces, and see what you can come up with. Just remember to keep things simple, so the chicken stays the star of the show.


Thanks for watching, and Bon appetite!