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Grilled Blackened Chicken Breast Recipe

If you've never tried anything blackened your in for a nice surprise... a delicious alternative in grilling!

 1 tablespoon paprika
 4 teaspoons sugar, divided
 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
 1 teaspoon garlic powder
 1 teaspoon dried thyme
 1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
 1/2 teaspoon cumin
 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper, divided
 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
 1 1/3 cups mayonnaise
 2 tablespoons water
 2 tablespoons cider vinegar

In a small bowl, combine paprika, cumin, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, garlic powder, thyme, lemon-pepper, cayenne and 1/2 to 1 teaspoon pepper; sprinkle over both sides of chicken. Set aside. In another bowl, combine mayonnaise, water, vinegar and remaining sugar, salt and pepper; cover. Chill 1 cup for serving. Save remaining sauce for basting.

Grill chicken, until browned and juices run clear. Baste with remaining sauce. Serve with reserved chilled sauce.

36 comments:

  1. This looks amazing! Nice twist on bbq chicken!

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  2. This is a great tip for chicken breast. I like it so fragrant and flavorful. Bye, have a good day

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  4. These look delicious! Perfect with a potato salad and some green leaves! Yum!!

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  5. this chicken looks amazing! must be delicious!

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  6. this chicken looks amazing! must be delicious!

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  7. Yummy! Are trying to replace Drick as the new cajun chef?

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  8. Reminds me of how much I used to love blackened catfish. Must go back to that.

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  9. Claudia these look delicious, I love blackened foods. I must give these a try. We don't seem to grill as much as I would like, so this would be a great sub!

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  10. I actually have a jar of blackened seasoning sitting in my pantry that has never been opened. Sigh. These chicken breasts look amazing and perfect for a main dish. I need to bookmark this recipe. Yummy!

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  11. I love blackening seasoning and put it on our steaks! I'll have to try it on chicken.

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  12. I love blackened fish! Never tried it with chicken before...mmmm, great seasoning. The spicier the better in my book!

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  13. Hi Claudia, the chicken looks great! YOu are getting very good with the camera. I happliy buzz you on this one. Keep them coming.

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  14. Incredible the chicken I'm big fan of paprika :))

    Best,

    Gera

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  15. Yes - love anything (almost anything) blackened. Great spice combo and the photos are very alluring. Can you give me lessons?

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  16. Yup, I'm with you Claudia, anything blackened is a grilling delight for us! I love the spices in your marinade! I'd love to know how you come up with all of these recipes!!!!! Amazing!

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  17. I love anything blackened! Your chicken looks great!

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  18. You gave the chicken exactly what it needed - a ton of great flavor! I've had blackened steak and fish but never chicken. Can't wait to try this!

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  19. I love blackened anything! This recipe will no doubt be a hit in my bbq!! =]

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  20. Anything grilled is just supreme. Love the combination of flavors you have for the spices. Hope you are having a great week.

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  21. Delicious! I love blackened chicken!

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  22. Whoa, Claudia, this chicken looks smashing! I use paprika on my chicken but not the other stuff. This is a definite bookmark for me!

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  23. I am an Italian chef from florence but I would even try that chicken to mach spicer is my opinions

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  24. Just couldn't take my eyes out of it, looks simply irresistible.

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  25. You are such grilling pro, Claudia. I love the way you season meat and fish. With the seasonings you've used, nobody will ever say that chicken breasts are bland.

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  26. I dont have a grill,I'll have to try these in the oven.

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  27. These look so delicious, great recipe!! :)

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  28. This looks moist, and flavorful and just perfect! Thanks for a great recipe!

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  29. Oh my god, this looks amaaaaaazing! So wanna have a bite. Gosh!
    Kristy

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  30. I love your grilled chicken breast and especially the blackened spices. I noticed you used my favorite spice, Paprika:DDD

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  31. Looks delicious, love the spices

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  32. That looks so gorgeous and mouth-watering... U have a wonderful blog with yummy recipes

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  33. Nice seasonings and I can imagine how moist it is.

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  34. Beautifully flavored and prepared! I bet it's extremely tender and juicy :)

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