Cajun Blackened Breast of Chicken

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Cajun Blackened Breast of Chicken
Serves 2
Nino's own Cajun Seasoning Blend is terrific with this recipe. Just the right amount of savory herbs, sweet spices and heat.
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  1. 1 Lb Chicken Breast, trimmed
  2. 2 oz. Salted Butter, melted
  3. 1⁄4 cup Cajun Blackening Seasoning
  4. - Salt, to taste
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Pat trimmed breasts dry and brush with melted butter to coat.
  3. Dredge each buttered chicken breast in Cajun Blackening Seasoning to coat evenly. The seasoning will stick to the butter.
  4. Heat a cast iron or similar heavy gauge skillet or fry pan to high. Be sure the ventilation is also on high as this method of preparation creates a good deal of smoke. Do not put ANY oil in the pan while heating.
  5. When the pan is sufficiently hot, place the seasoned chicken breasts in the dry pan and allow to sear approximately 3 to 5 minutes per side or until the breasts develop a blackened crust like surface. Remove breast(s) to a cookie sheet or oven proof pan as they are blackened.
  6. Place blackened chicken breasts in a 350 degree oven to finish cooking to an internal temperature of 165 degrees or until fully cooked through.
  7. Serve with Fresh Fruit Salsa or other appropriate sauce.
Nino Salvaggio