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Blackened Chicken

Blackened Chicken created by Kat Crawford

Turn off the smoke detector when you cook this chicken dish! =0...Oh, just love that cast iron...=) Serve with beans and rice, a salad and YUM!!

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  • Let the chicken come to room temperature before using.
  • Cover chicken with butter until well coated.
  • Heat a cast iron skillet over high heat until very hot.
  • Roll each chicken breast into about 1/2 tsp. seasoning mix (I use my hands).
  • Immediately place the chicken pieces skin side down in the skillet to sear.
  • Pour about 1 teaspoon of the butter on top.
  • Cook about 2+ minutes, until a crust forms on the underside.
  • Turn and pour another 1 teaspoon of the butter on each of the chicken pieces.
  • Cook until just cooked through.
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"Turn off the smoke detector when you cook this chicken dish! =0...Oh, just love that cast iron...=) Serve with beans and rice, a salad and YUM!!"
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  1. Veatergal
    Just what I was looking for. I wanted to make blackened chicken to go on top of my alfredo and this worked perfectly. I reduced the salt to 1 Tbs and cooked the chicken on the grill to keep the smoke out of the house. Thanks for a great recipe that I can use again and again - I put the leftovers into a spice bottle for next time. Should last us a while!
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  2. Courtney Bailey
    this was great I bought the blackened season already mixed and did hit it with a little liquid smoke, so it would taste like it came off the grill. My kids told me it was the best chicken ever. My husband ate until he got sick. Will make again thanks for sharing.
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  3. eknecht
    Yum, yum, yum! After reading other reviews, I cut the salt back by half, and it tasted great. I did add about 1/4 c hot sauce to the butter, but didn't drizzle the additional butter on both sides of the chicken as it was cooking. I was trying to mimic the sandwiches at one of our favorite bar and grills here, so I added 2 tsp butter to the pan after removing the chicken, tossed in some thinly sliced green pepper and onion and sauteed it, scraping up some of the crusted black goodies from the pan as I did. I toasted Kaiser rolls, placed the chicken on, topped with provel cheese, stuck it under the broiler until the cheese was melted and then topped with a good helping of the onions and peppers with lettuce, tomato, pickle on the side. Only change I will make next time is to cut back on the cumin just slightly, and use smoked paprika. But this was just fantastic. Thanks so much for posting!
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  4. likethebird
    Loved the seasoning! The spice factor was perfect - a little too much salt ... but I measured by eye, so probably my fault. Delicious .... and yes, my smoke alarm went off. My boyfriend found it hilarious.... Served on an onion roll with lettuce, tomato, red onion and mayo. Perfect!
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  5. Sica6488
    Ok it was a bit to spicy for me but I loved it and so did my fiance. Next time I'll use less black pepper. Thanks!
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