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Grilled Blackened Chicken

This blackened chicken is full of flavor. Once you get the grill temperature where you need it to be the flavors just meld together as they cook.

This blackened spice rub is really tasty, try it out from our article on homemade spice blends. You probably have the majority of the spices in your cupboard already. I am not a huge fan of buying the pre-blended spice mixes because we already have the spices we need to create them. If I bought a new spice blend every time I wanted to makes something my spice rack would be out of control.

If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $19.18 as of June 2022.

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.

Recipe serves: 4

Serving size: 1/2 split chicken breast

Equipment needed: 1 grill

Total time: 45 minutes


Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices.

Pantry & Spices

Total: $9.60 as of June 2022

  • cayenne pepper $1.76
  • garlic powder $0.98
  • onion powder $0.98
  • dried oregano $1.00
  • paprika $1.00
  • smoked paprika $1.94
  • dried thyme $1.94


Total: $9.58 as of June 2022

  • 1 - package split chicken breasts $9.58

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Heat grill to 350° F
  2. Place chicken breasts skin side up over indirect heat for 45 minutes. 
  3. Using a instant read thermometer check to see if chicken is 165° F if it is not continue to cook until this temperature is reached.
  4. Let rest for 10 minutes. Enjoy!

This recipe can also be found in Extreme Menu 5 – Family of 4

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