Cajun Style Blackened Chicken

July 24, 2011

I love spicy food!  When we used to live in California, there was a wonderful Cajun restaurant in Redondo Beach that served delicious Cajun food.  Yes, it was as good as New Orleans, maybe because the owners were from Louisiana!  Here in Cape Cod, my mouth waters for Cajun spices along with red beans and rice!  Sadly, ethnic foods are not so easy to find here, which often leaves me left to create and discover ways to bring those familiar tastes into our home.  Here is a recipe that can be used with chicken or fish.  It is quick, easy, spicy and very flavorful.

Rub Ingredients:

This recipe makes enough to store the rub in a sealed container for future use.

Combine 1 tablespoon of the following spices and herbs and mix well:
cayenne pepper
white pepper
black pepper
onion powder
garlic salt
thyme (dried)
basil (dried)

You will also need:

2-3 tablespoons of melted butter
4-6 boneless chicken breasts pounded flat OR 4-6 fish fillets


1.  Rinse and pat meat/fish dry.

2.  Spread a portion of the rub mixture on a plate.

3.  Coat meat/fish in melted butter and roll in the rub mixture.

4.  Seer in a pan on high until the outside is browned and crispy then cook through over medium heat.  You can also grill the meat/fish on medium high heat until cooked through.

This recipe can also be found in Tastebook.


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