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Blackened Chicken

Blackened Chicken
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD: 4 servings.

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 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.

Reviews

Average Rating:
  • dawnrosanne
    May 12, 2016

    So disappointed. :( It was way too spicy. My kids couldn't handle it.

  • jamie3520
    Mar 15, 2015

    So good! My new favorite recipe. Slice it up and put on salad!!

  • Teesh1822
    Sep 29, 2014

    Excellent! This one definitely a keeper! Can't wait to make it again!!!

  • rgriffin209
    Dec 31, 1969

    My family really enjoyed this tasty recipe! Even my husband, who isn't crazy about spicy food , loved this because the sauce helped to diminish the heat. Our grill wasn't working so I broiled it in the oven for 6 mins each side and it was perfect. I will definitely make this one again!

  • TammyVande
    Dec 31, 1969

    When I made this for the first time my husband raved about it. This is his first request when I ask what he would like for dinner. The sauce mellows the heat from the spices. We baste once we flip the breast once. I used miracle whip instead of mayo added a little sweetness. Leftovers are great on salad for lunch the next day.

  • pajamaangel
    Dec 31, 1969

    This has an incredible flavor. You need to like heat though. I did not use the basting sauce because it just didn't sound appealing to me. I do not like vinegar at all, and I figured it would be overwhelming. I could be wrong, but I still didn't try it. :( I will definitely make this chicken again!! We loved it!

  • KD89
    Dec 31, 1969

    A lot of ingredients compared to how I usually cook for sake of time, but well worth it. Basting the chicken while cooking really helped keep it moist.

  • amberjcarothers
    Dec 31, 1969

    The spices on the chicken were pretty good but I didn't care for the mayo vinegar sauce ... next time ill skip that part.

  • slye10001000
    Jun 8, 2013

    omg this is awesome-spicy chicken mellowed out with that wonderful Alabama Barbecue Sauce.

  • queen_to_e5
    May 3, 2012

    I made a large batch of the spices and keep it in the cupboard, so it's easier to make often. However, I don't baste the chicken during cooking. I simply use the sauce as a dipping sauce.

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