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BLACKENED CHICKEN

BLACKENED CHICKEN

Ring! Ring! The 80's called and they really want their blackened chicken back, but there is no way I'll let this recipe go back into our distant memories. It really is amazing...sweet, spicy and wonderfully caramelized is a perfect combination! Let's bring this back and blacken all the things!

Here's what you'll need

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 pinch cayenne (or as much as you like)
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • salt and pepper
  1. mix all the ingredients in a big bowl

  2. season the chicken well with salt and pepper and rub the chicken really well all over with the seasoning

  3. wrap the chicken with cling film and set on the countertop for an hour or so

  4. when you're ready, heat up a cast iron griddle pan (if you have one, if not, just any old oven-proof frying pan will do)

  5. when the pan is warm enough, drizzle a bit of oil, pop the chicken in and sear well on one side for 4 or 5 minutes or until you get a nice crust

  6. flip the chicken and pop the whole pan in a 350° preheated oven and bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through

  7. take the chicken out of the pan, loosely cover with foil and rest 5 minutes or so

  8. BLACKENED CHICKEN

  9. that's it...serve it up!

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