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Blackened Chicken Recipe

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This recipe for Blackened Chicken, by , is from Mrs. Schuller's Favorite Recipes, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Joan Schuller
Added: Monday, April 27, 2009


1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup Grey Poupon Dijon mustard
1/4 cup honey
1 tbsp. prepared mustard
1 tbsp. white vinegar
1/8 tsp. paprika

Chicken Marinade
1 cup water
3 tbsp. lime juice
2 tsp. soy sauce
1/2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

Cajun Spice Blend
1/2 tbsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. white pepper

2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
2 tbsp. butter

1. Make dressing by combining ingredients in a small bowl. Mix well by hand. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator until meat is prepared.

2. Combine water, lime juice, soy sauce, and Worcestershire in a medium bowl, and stir. Add the chicken breasts to the marinade; cover bowl and keep in refrigerator for several hours. Overnight is even better.

3. When chicken is marinated,, preheat a frying pan or skillet (an iron skillet, if you have one) over medium/high heat. Also, preheat your barbecue grill to medium/high heat.

4. Combine the spices for the Cajun spice blend in a small bowl. Sprinkle a tsp. of the spice blend over one side of each of the chicken breasts. Cover the entire surface of the chicken with spice.

5. Melt the butter in the hot pan, then sear the chicken breasts for 2-3 minutes on the side of the spices. While first side cooks, sprinkle another tsp. of spice over the top of each chicken breast, coating that side as you did the other. Flip the chicken over, and sear for another 2-3 minutes. The surface of the chicken will be coated with a charred, black layer of flavor. This is exactly what you are shooting for.

6. Finish the chicken off on your barbecue girll. Grill each breast on both sides for 2-3 minutes, or until they are done.

7. Serve with dressing. May be served on top of salad with cheese, tomato, and hardboiled egg.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Great alone or in a salad.




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