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Blackened Chicken


  • 2 lb chicken breast
  • Olive oil

Spice Mix:

  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic


  • Combine spices and transfer to shallow dish.
  • Slice each chicken breast in half. Pat dry.
  • Brush both sides of each chicken breast half with olive oil.
  • Dip both sides of each half of chicken breast in spice mix.
  • Heat grill to 500 degrees. Once it reaches 500 degrees, turn it down to 450 degrees (this is the trick for cooking thin chicken, cook it high and fast).
  • Once grill has been turned down, put 1-2 tbsp olive oil in cast iron skillet. Place skillet on grill.
  • Place chicken in skillet. Grill 3-4 minutes on each side until cooked through.


Disclaimer: I have never used a grill in my life. And I doubt I will. All grill instructions came from my hubs.