Easy Blackened Chicken


Serves 4

2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1 lb in total)

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon sweet paprika

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

½ teaspoon ground cumin

½ teaspoon dried thyme

¼ teaspoon ground white pepper

¼ teaspoon onion powder


Set oven to broil and place a rack in the upper third of the oven.

Lightly grease a rimmed baking sheet (or a cast iron skillet).

Coat chicken breasts with olive oil.

In a small bowl mix paprika, salt, cayenne pepper, cumin, thyme, white pepper, and onion powder. Rub evenly over top and bottom of chicken breasts, and place on the prepared baking sheet.

Broil for about 18 to 20 minutes (or until the temperature registers 165°F on an instant-read thermometer.) Cooking time depends on how big the chicken breasts are and how hot is your oven, the most important thing is that the chicken is cooked through.

Once cooked, remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes.

Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley (or cilantro), slice, and serve!