Blackened Cajun Chicken

A very flavorful dish that can be eaten on its own or used in a pasta
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Blackened, Cajun, Chicken
Cooking Method: Stovetop
Food Category: Chicken
FoodOrDrink: Food


  • 1 ea Chicken Breasts Adjust Qty as desired
  • 1 ea Butter Adjust Qty as desired
  • 1 ea Cajun Rub Adjust Qty as desired


  • Gather your ingredients. Begin heating a cast iron pan over high heat on the stove. Also begin melting the butter of low heat in a sauce pan.
  • Once the butter has melted, dip your chicken in the butter. Ensure it is well coated.
  • Cover the chicken heavily with the rub. I like to pour the rub onto a plate and then roll the chicken around in it. This helps me ensure I'm not wasting rub and also keeps my hands clean.
  • Once that cast iron is piping hot, place the chicken in it. It's going to smoke. You're going to think it's burning. Make sure you have good ventilation and resist the urge to turn the breast too soon. Use your judgement here.
  • Flip the breasts and continue cooking. Pull when the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees (or less if you're looking to lose some weight quickly) Just kidding…… Let rest for 5 – 10 minutes.
  • Serve & Enjoy!


  • I like to use chicken breasts that are relatively flat and thin for this.  It maximizes the flavor through the surface area and also helps them cook quicker.
  • For the rub, try my recipe for Cajun Rub
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