Blackened Chicken Recipe

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Originally published as Blackened Chicken in Quick Cooking July/August 2004, p37


Blackened Chicken Recipe
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Recipe type: Grilling
 
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
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine the paprika, I teaspoon sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, garlic powder, thyme, lemon-pepper, cayenne and ½ 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. Yield: 4 servings.

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