Update Jan. 2022! For my Weight Watcher friends – use THIS LINK to have this recipe added to your recipe builder on the ww app and it will calculate the points for your #personalpoints plan!
This is such a great blackened seasoning – I’ve made it so many times over the years, and shared it on my Instagram page – but haven’t posted the recipe here. It’s from a site called Kitchen Mosaic. Usually I make a double batch and keep it in a mason jar so I can make a quick dinner. Mostly I use it on chicken – but this is great on shrimp and fish as well!
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Mix all of these together – as I mentioned before – double or triple this so you have it ready! Store in a mason jar.
How to make my Blackened Chicken:
Flatten out several chicken breasts using a wooden spoon or rolling pin (cover the chicken with saran wrap first). Liberally season each side of the chicken and let rest for 10 minutes.
In a large skillet, add a tablespoon or two of olive oil and heat the pan for a couple of minutes. Cook each side for 4 minutes. Let rest for another 10 minutes and it should be cooked perfectly. If you are using this as part of a meal prep later in the week, cook for 3 minutes a side (so it’s not all the way done) – so when you are ready to use it, it won’t be overcooked.
Weight Watchers points: On the blue plan or purple plan, the chicken is ZERO smart points, just add a few points for the oil it’s cooked in. If you are on the green plan, 3 oz. of chicken is 2 points – although I like a 6 oz. portion so that would be 4 points.
Let me know if you try this – it’s definitely a winner. It’s no TOO spicy so if you like a little kick of flavors, this will be amazing for you. I’ve also used this as a seasoning for green beans and baked potatoes.
Are you a fan of blackened seasoning? What’s your favorite thing to make with it?