Blackened Chicken

  • Author: Lauren Keating
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


This blackened chicken recipe, made with a homemade seasoning mix, is super juicy with the perfect amount of spice. It’s also really versatile!


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 Tbsp. paprika
  • 2 Tbsp. dried thyme
  • 2 Tbsp. dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. Ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1/8 to 1/4  tsp. Cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. oil


  1. Heat your oven to 450°F.
  2. Pound the chicken breasts to an even thickness.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the paprika, thyme, oregano, garlic powder, pepper, salt, and cayenne pepper.
  4. Sprinkle the chicken generously with the spice mixture on both sides. Gently pat the spices into the chicken to help them stick.
  5. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken, working in batches if needed so you don’t crowd the pan.
  6. Cook the chicken for 3 minutes on each side, until the spices darken and a crust begins to form.
  7. Transfer the chicken to a baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes.