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Blackened Cajun Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 30 min.


4 servings

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.


  • 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


  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.
Editor's Note: Seasoning mix is enough for two chickens. It may be made ahead and stored in an airtight container until needed.

Nutrition Facts

5 ounces cooked chicken: 257 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 110mg cholesterol, 95mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 37g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat.

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