Cajun Blackened Chicken Recipe

Chicken Recipe: Cajun Blackened Chicken

 A delicious spicy chicken -  and  a Cajun favourite,  this is perfect  with a glass or two of  dry white wine, such as the fresh and fruity Langhorne Creek 2009 Verdelho.

See our suggested wine matches.

Ingredients:

1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
2 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets
1 tablespoon vegetable oil


 

Method:

1.         Preheat oven to 180 C. Mix together all of the spices. Rub one side of chicken breasts with spice mixture.
 
2.         Heat oil in a cast iron pan over high heat.
 
3.         Place chicken in hot pan, seasoned side down, and cook for 1 minute. Turn, and cook 1 minute on other side.
 
4.         Place breasts on a lightly greased baking tray. Roast for 5 to 10 minutes, or until no longer  pink and juices run clear.

Tip:
This chicken is great as is with a side of your choice, but also try it in a bun as a chicken burger with lettuce and mayonnaise, or in a pitta with fresh salad.

 

 

Our Favourite Wine Match:

To match this flavoursome dish, we picked our Langhorne Creek 2009 Verdelho, with its   luscious, lingering flavours and a dry finish. Also try one of our great choices in our range of Dry White wines.