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Blackened Chicken

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

4 servings

This spicy blackened chicken packs a one-two punch of flavor. The grilled chicken is basted with a peppery white sauce, and there's plenty of extra sauce left over for dipping. —Stephanie Kenney, Falkville, Alabama
Blackened Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

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

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the paprika, 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.
  2. In another bowl, combine the mayonnaise, water, vinegar, and the remaining sugar, salt and pepper; cover and refrigerate 1 cup for serving. Save remaining sauce for basting.
  3. Grill chicken, covered, over indirect medium heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°, basting frequently with remaining sauce. Serve with reserved sauce.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 704 calories, 62g fat (9g saturated fat), 100mg cholesterol, 1465mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein.

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