5 from 4 votes
blackened chicken, roasted
Blackened Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Making your own blackening seasoning really kicks up the flavor on this blackened chicken. Serve with your favorite side dishes for an extra special meal!

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 440 kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley
  • 3 pounds whole chicken rinsed and split into two halves
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
Cajun-Italian Blackening Seasoning
  • 4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 4 teaspoons dried marjoram
  • 4 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 4 teaspoons fennel seed
  • 2 teaspoons granulated onion
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons smoked sweet paprika
  • 2 teaspoons allspice
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard seed
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Coat skin side of chicken with blackening seasoning, set aside till needed.
  3. Heat large skillet then add cooking oil and chicken skin down, press down into pan. Cover and cook on medium high for 10 minutes or until chicken is got good color.
  4. Place chicken in baking dish on a rack and continue baking for about 30 minutes or until you have an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees. (check the thickest part of the chicken)
Cajun-Italian Blackening Seasoning
  1. mix all the seasonings in a small bowl and store in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
Nutrition Facts
Blackened Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 440 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 122mg 41%
Sodium 2444mg 102%
Potassium 385mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 31g 62%
Vitamin A 4.6%
Vitamin C 4.4%
Calcium 6%
Iron 12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.