This week night wonder blackened chicken recipe only takes 15 minutes form start to finish. Super easy to make it is very flavorful and also versatile chicken is dredged in a mixture of bold spices and herbs together with melted butter and sizzled in a hot pan until caramelized. You can cook it on a grill pan or cast iron skillet works great.
The result is healthy, protein packed, mouthwatering blackened chicken with a deep brown to black crust around the outside that is still juicy and tender on the inside. This characteristic brown-black color of the crust results from a combination of browned milk solids from the butter, caramelization of sugar in the seasonings mix and charred spices.
The best thing in this recipe is that it has low calories, gluten free and diary free. The seasoning together with butter also serves as marinade. It will give the chicken even more complexity of flavors and tastes.
The seasoning mix is your basic pantry and spice rack staples like paprika, garlic salt, parsley, black pepper, onion granules, cayenne pepper and oregano. No hard to find ingredients at all. But you can use any blackening seasoning you would prefer.
There are so many ways to serve blackened chicken. Try them in corn tortillas topped with traditional Mexican toppings for a wonderful taco dinner . Or top your favorite creamy pasta. Wrap them in lettuce wraps for an ultimate low-carb quick lunch. . Or just eat them on the plate on their own with varieties of sauces, veggies, squeeze of fresh lime juice and chopped fresh cilantro.