Friday, May 22, 2009

Blackened Chicken and Seasoned Potatoes


This is easy and cheap. We always have frozen chicken breasts in our freezer, and the rice and spices in our cupboard. As for the potatoes, this time around we just bought a seasoning packet from the store and I was surprised how good they turned out.

Blackened Chicken

1 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cayeene pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper (optional)
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together paprika, salt, cayenne, cumin, thyme, white pepper, and onion powder. Rub each side of the chicken breasts with the mixture.

Heat oil in a cast iron skillet over high heat for 15 minutes.

Place chicken in hot pan and cook for 1 minute. Turn and cook 1 minute on other side. Place breasts on a non-stick foil lined cookie sheet.

Bake 10-20 minutes or until no longer pink and juices run clear.

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