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sliced blackened chicken with other half on a white plate
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Oven Roasted Blackened Chicken

When it comes to an easy weeknight meal my oven-roasted blackened chicken is sure to please! Serve with your favorite side dishes for an extra special meal!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 366kcal


Cajun-Italian Blackening Seasoning

  • 4 teaspoons coarse sea 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

Blackend Chicken

  • 3 pounds whole chicken split into two halves
  • 3-4 tablespoons mixed blackened seasoning
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil


Cajun-Italian Blackening Seasoning

  • mix all the seasonings in a small bowl and store in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

Blackened Chicken

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Coat the skin side of the chicken with blackening seasoning, and set aside until needed.
    *Use as little or as much seasoning as you like, saving the rest for later.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, then add the cooking oil and chicken halves seasoned skin down. Press the chicken down into the pan. Cover and cook over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until chicken has seared and has good color.
  • Place chicken in a baking dish on a rack and continue baking for about 40 minutes or until you have an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees. (check the thickest part of the chicken)


Calories: 366kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 428mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2814IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 3mg