- 4 Boneless and Skinless Chicken breastsHalved
- 1 Tablespoon Paprika
- 4 Teaspoons White sugarDivided
- 1.5 Teaspoons Salt
- 1 Teaspoon Garlic powder
- 1 Teaspoon Dried Thyme
- 1 Teaspoon Lemon Pepper Seasoning
- 1 Teaspoon Cayenne pepper
- 1.5 Teaspoons PepperDivided
- 320ml Mayonnaise
- 2 Tablespoons Water
- 2 Tablespoons Cider vinegar
You are probably so confused by the title but do not worry; the term ‘blackened’ does not refer to ‘burning’ your chicken but instead, this is a method that requires a good amount of seasoning and cooking on high heat.
This recipe is quick and could be prepared in 15 minutes. All you need is your homemade sauce made of paprika, garlic, thyme, cayenne pepper, salt, vinegar, and sugar, and you are all good to go.
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In a small bowl place, the paprika, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, the garlic powder, lemon pepper, thyme, cayenne pepper, and ½ to 1 teaspoon pepper. Mix well together, then sprinkle over all sides of the chicken and set the meat to one side
In another bowl, place the mayonnaise, water, vinegar, and the rest of the sugar, salt, and pepper.
Once all ingredients have been combined, put around 240ml of this to one side and place it in the refrigerator. The rest of the mixture is what you will be basting the chicken in.
To cook the chicken, place it over indirect medium heat on the barbecue.
Cook on each side for 4 to 6 minutes or until the juices that the chicken releases as it cooks run clear.
Don’t forget to cook the chicken on the grill to baste it regularly with the sauce made using mayonnaise.
Remember to oil the grill first to ensure that the chicken doesn’t stick to it, then When ready, serve with the sauce in the refrigerator.