This chicken is tender, packed with flavor, and darn right delicious! It’s gluten-free, Paleo, Keto-friendly, and dairy-free. The seasonings are perfect with just a hint of spice. Most blackened recipes are too spicy for my taste, but not this blend. Each serving has 168 calories, 5 grams of fat.
Ingredients for Seasoning:
- 2 tablespoons smoked paprika, see shopping tips
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 1½ teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne pepper)
Ingredients for Chicken:
- 4 chicken breasts (4 ounces each), boneless, skinless
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
In a small bowl, mix together all seasoning ingredients. Spread out on a plate.
Pat chicken breasts dry. Dip each piece into seasonings and coat on each side. Be sure each breast is coated well.
Heat olive oil in a large, nonstick pan. When the pan is hot, add chicken, cover and cook over medium heat for 4 minutes. Using a spatula, turn chicken over, cover and continue to cook about 3-4 minutes, until chicken is done.
Blackened means food such as chicken or fish coated with spices and sautéed quickly over high heat so that the outside chars.
I love the flavor of smoked paprika so much more than regular paprika! It smells like BBQ flavors and really enhances the flavor of any recipe that uses paprika. I strongly recommend using it in this recipe. You’ll find it in most supermarkets in the spice aisle. I bought mine at Trader Joe’s.
WW Freestyle SmartPoints 1-Blue
WW SmartPoints 4-Green
WW POINTS PLUS 4
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 chicken breast
168 calories, 5g fat, 2g sat. fat, 55mg chol, 23g prot, 2g carbs, 0g fiber, 292mg sod, 1g sugar
|FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
40 calories, 1g sat. fat, 0g sugar, 0g protein
Serving: 4ouncesCalories: 168kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 23gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 292mgSugar: 1gBlue Smart Points: 1Green Smart Points: 4Plus Points: 4