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Easy and Fabulous Blackened Chicken Breasts
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.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 168kcal


Ingredients for Seasoning:

  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika, see shopping tips
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 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.


Food Facts
Blackened means food such as chicken or fish coated with spices and sautéed quickly over high heat so that the outside chars.

Shopping Tips
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
WW SmartPoints
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

Skinny Facts

Serving: 4ouncesCalories: 168kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 23gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 292mgSugar: 1gBlue Smart Points: 1Green Smart Points: 4Plus Points: 4