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Blackened Cajun Chicken Recipe

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My son's a great cook who came up with this rub on his own. It's one of our very favorite ways to prepare chicken because it's nice and zesty.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon each paprika, brown sugar, garlic powder and ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon each onion powder, ground cumin, dried thyme and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon crushed bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 pounds), cut up and skin removed

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared without added salt) equals 268 calories, 110 mg sodium, 96 mg cholesterol, 12 g carbohydrate, 38 g protein, 8 g fat. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

Directions

  1. Combine all seasonings. Place chicken in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; rub with half of the seasoning mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 15-23 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: Seasoning mix is enough for two chickens. It may be made ahead and stored in an airtight container until needed.
Originally published as Blackened Cajun Chicken in Country Chicken Cookbook 1995, p89

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared without added salt) equals 268 calories, 110 mg sodium, 96 mg cholesterol, 12 g carbohydrate, 38 g protein, 8 g fat. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Feb. 21, 2012

My husband and I loved it and will make this again for sure, I'd say it was a med on the hot scale.

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Reviewed Nov. 5, 2010

Awful. Way too much cumin and onion powder.

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