Cajun Blackened Chicken
Cajun cooking has found its way to other parts of the country and has
become very popular. In this recipe the chicken breasts are highly
seasoned and cooked quickly in a cast-iron skillet over high heat.
(Turn on the fan and open the door.) Accompany with Orzo and Parmesan
Cheese, hard rolls, and Garden Salad with a dressing of your choice.
butter or margarine, melted
6 boned and
skinned chicken breast halves, flattened
Cajun seasoning (recipe follows), or purchased Cajun seasoning
in a flat bowl. Dip chicken in butter and place on a plate. Sprinkle
both sides with seasoning.
Preheat a cast-iron skillet over high heat until drops of water
sizzle, about 5 minutes. Place chicken in skillet. Cook chicken
until thoroughly browned on one side, about 4 minutes. Drizzle on
remaining butter, turn with tongs and cook about 5 minutes longer. If
skillet will not hold all chicken breasts at one time, cook in
batches and transfer to a warm oven.
about 2 1/2 tablespoons
dried basil, crumbled
dried thyme, crumbled
dried oregano, crumbled
ground cayenne pepper
In a cup or
small bowl combine all ingredients. Store any leftover seasoning in a
spice jar with lid.