This EASY Blackened Chicken recipe is perfect for busy weeknight dinners, and ready in 30 minutes. It can be paired on its own with your favorite sauce, or added to a variety of dishes ranging from salads to tacos.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. While the oven is preheating, combine all of the blackened seasoning ingredients into a small prep bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.
Next, add your butter to a microwavable safe bowl and warm for 30-60 seconds or until melted.
Dredge each chicken breast into the melted butter, then coat all sides with the prepared blackened seasoning. Repeat until all the chicken is dredged and coated.
Heat a large skillet (cast iron or stainless steel work best) over medium heat. Once the skillet is warm add in your oil. Once your oil is warm and shimming add in each chicken breast and cook for 3-5 minutes per side, or until the outside develops a golden-brown blackened color.
Once both sides are blacked, place your skillet directly into the oven (only if it is oven safe, see notes) and cook the chicken for 15-20 minutes, or until the internal temperature reads 165 degrees F.
Once the chicken is cooked through remove from the skillet and enjoy warm on its own with your favorite sauce, or added into your recipe of choice.
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Skillet Note: I prefer to use a cast iron or stainless steel skillet so I can put it directly into the oven without having to transfer the chicken. If you do not have a skillet that is oven safe, you will need to transfer the chicken to a baking pan after blackening it in the skillet.