Monday, March 5, 2012

Simple Blackened Chicken

A couple years ago, I settled on a surefire way to cook a chicken breast. It's simple, easy, MOIST, and delicious. Sometimes, I eat this on it's own, but it's also the base for many of my favorite chicken recipes (like this one). I hope this will make your life simpler, as it has mine.

Simple Blackened Chicken

Yield: 1 cooked chicken breast
Total Time: 15 minutes


1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon lemon pepper
1 Tablespoon olive oil


Using a mallet, beat down chicken breasts until about 1 to 1-1/2 inch thick. Sprinkle garlic salt and lemon pepper on both sides of the breast. Pat down.

On the Stove:
In a saucepan over medium heat, pour about 2-3 Tablespoons olive oil and heat through. Add seasoned chicken to the pan and cover with a lid. Let cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side until cooked throughout and all pinkness is gone.

On the (George Foreman) Grill*:
Heat George Foreman grill. Spray with cooking spray. Place chicken on the grill and let cook for 10-12 minutes, until all pinkness is gone. Let chicken rest for a few minutes before cutting. 

Serve and enjoy.

*If you thought the George Foreman grill was for college apartments only, think again. I use mine all the time. 


RaspberryBlonde said...

mmm looks delicious!!

Ana Degenaar said...

I would eat this on salad leaves and be forever happy.

Girlie Blogger said...

Simple and delicious. Blackened chicken is actually one of our favorite meals.

Heather Belle said...

Yummy! Nice and simple!
xo Heather