Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Grilled Blackened Chicken Breast Recipe

If you've never tried anything blackened your in for a nice surprise... a delicious alternative in grilling!

 1 tablespoon paprika
 4 teaspoons sugar, divided
 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
 1 teaspoon garlic powder
 1 teaspoon dried thyme
 1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
 1/2 teaspoon cumin
 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper, divided
 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
 1 1/3 cups mayonnaise
 2 tablespoons water
 2 tablespoons cider vinegar

In a small bowl, combine paprika, cumin, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, garlic powder, thyme, lemon-pepper, cayenne and 1/2 to 1 teaspoon pepper; sprinkle over both sides of chicken. Set aside. In another bowl, combine mayonnaise, water, vinegar and remaining sugar, salt and pepper; cover. Chill 1 cup for serving. Save remaining sauce for basting.

Grill chicken, until browned and juices run clear. Baste with remaining sauce. Serve with reserved chilled sauce.

36 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

These look fingerlicking!

Kathleen said...

This looks amazing! Nice twist on bbq chicken!

Federica said...

This is a great tip for chicken breast. I like it so fragrant and flavorful. Bye, have a good day

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Ruth said...

These look delicious! Perfect with a potato salad and some green leaves! Yum!!

lerocherhotel said...

this chicken looks amazing! must be delicious!

lerocherhotel said...

this chicken looks amazing! must be delicious!

Greg said...

Yummy! Are trying to replace Drick as the new cajun chef?

StephenC said...

Reminds me of how much I used to love blackened catfish. Must go back to that.

Melynda said...

Claudia these look delicious, I love blackened foods. I must give these a try. We don't seem to grill as much as I would like, so this would be a great sub!

Pretend Chef said...

I actually have a jar of blackened seasoning sitting in my pantry that has never been opened. Sigh. These chicken breasts look amazing and perfect for a main dish. I need to bookmark this recipe. Yummy!

Megan's Cookin' said...

I love blackening seasoning and put it on our steaks! I'll have to try it on chicken.

Parsley Sage said...

I love blackened fish! Never tried it with chicken before...mmmm, great seasoning. The spicier the better in my book!

Veronica Gantley said...

Hi Claudia, the chicken looks great! YOu are getting very good with the camera. I happliy buzz you on this one. Keep them coming.

Gera@SweetsFoodsBlog said...

Incredible the chicken I'm big fan of paprika :))

Best,

Gera

Claudia said...

Yes - love anything (almost anything) blackened. Great spice combo and the photos are very alluring. Can you give me lessons?

Roz from 'la bella vita' said...

Yup, I'm with you Claudia, anything blackened is a grilling delight for us! I love the spices in your marinade! I'd love to know how you come up with all of these recipes!!!!! Amazing!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

I love anything blackened! Your chicken looks great!

Reeni said...

You gave the chicken exactly what it needed - a ton of great flavor! I've had blackened steak and fish but never chicken. Can't wait to try this!

Juju@ getfitjuju.blogspot.com said...

I love blackened anything! This recipe will no doubt be a hit in my bbq!! =]

Lisa {Authentic Suburban Gourmet } said...

Anything grilled is just supreme. Love the combination of flavors you have for the spices. Hope you are having a great week.

Torviewtoronto said...

yummy looking chicken

Ann said...

Delicious! I love blackened chicken!

Maureen said...

Whoa, Claudia, this chicken looks smashing! I use paprika on my chicken but not the other stuff. This is a definite bookmark for me!

Andrea Latini said...

I am an Italian chef from florence but I would even try that chicken to mach spicer is my opinions

Umm Mymoonah said...

Just couldn't take my eyes out of it, looks simply irresistible.

Adora's Box said...

You are such grilling pro, Claudia. I love the way you season meat and fish. With the seasonings you've used, nobody will ever say that chicken breasts are bland.

alana said...

I dont have a grill,I'll have to try these in the oven.

Kelly @ Eat Yourself Skinny said...

These look so delicious, great recipe!! :)

Erin said...

This looks moist, and flavorful and just perfect! Thanks for a great recipe!

My Little Space said...

Oh my god, this looks amaaaaaazing! So wanna have a bite. Gosh!
Kristy

Elisabeth said...

I love your grilled chicken breast and especially the blackened spices. I noticed you used my favorite spice, Paprika:DDD

Skylar Wolfe said...

Looks delicious, love the spices

Vimitha Anand said...

That looks so gorgeous and mouth-watering... U have a wonderful blog with yummy recipes

Sandra said...

Nice seasonings and I can imagine how moist it is.

Magic of Spice said...

Beautifully flavored and prepared! I bet it's extremely tender and juicy :)