Blackened Chicken

Paleo, Gluten Free, Minimal Ingredients, Easy to Make, Family Dinner

Hi, Mama! It’s been a crazy week trying to get back into a routine after a no-kids-allowed vacation. Ugh. So my Blackened Chicken dish fits perfectly into the chaos.

Homemade Blackened Chicken is Paleo AND easy to make. Eat with your favorite side dish and enjoy extra time with your family tonight.

It took me less than twenty minutes to make this Blackened Chicken recipe along with steamed (frozen) organic vegetables and a side of garlic sauteed kale. Talk about saving time in the kitchen and eating healthy!

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Going out to eat with kids


If you have a toddler (or two in my case), it is absolutely impossible to go out to eat.

If your kids are anything like mine, your “exceptional dining” experience turns into the last super.

No Joke…

One kid is crying while the other is screaming. Of course, everyone is already watching the moment you step foot through the door.

Who knows the thoughts running through their heads. Maybe that you are CRAZY?

You usually question your sanity within the first five minutes.

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My favorite part is when they order a kids meal. It comes with all the bells in whistles and costs more than my rib eye steak. Dinner comes out, and soon your three-year-old thinks he’ll trade dinners.

Of course, you trade! He’s eating!

Your rib eye steak…

The meal usually ends with something spilling, food flying, and requesting the check before you even take your first bite.

The struggles real, mama.

Luckily, I have a fantastic sister and ‘brother-in-law’ to watch my crazy, cute pooping machines so the husband and I can enjoy an “exceptional dining” experience once and a while.

As payment, I usually make them dinner.

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Pair this Blackened Chicken recipe with garlic roasted kale and steamed broccoli. Or check out more Mom Eats Paleo sides and apps here.

The Blackened Chicken tastes great on lettuce wraps or a salad for lunch the next day. (If you have leftovers!)

Blackened Chicken

Homemade Blackened Chicken is Paleo AND easy to make. Eat with your favorite side dish and enjoy extra time with your family tonight.


Time needed: 15 hours.

How to make Blackened Chicken

  1. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and add in two tablespoons extra virgin olive oil for 10-15 minutes

    Make sure its HOT!

  2. While your skillet is heating slice chicken breasts in half lengthwise

    You will have four thin chicken pieces.

  3. In a small bowl combine all seasonings until evenly combined

  4. In a large bowl place your chicken, two tablespoons EVOO, and your seasoning

    Mix until all chicken is coated evenly.

  5. Place chicken in preheated cast iron skillet and cook for 5 minutes

  6. After five minutes flip your chicken over for an additional 5 minutes

    Or until your chicken has reached 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Tips & Tricks

  • The blackened chicken tastes great on lettuce wraps or a salad for lunch the next day
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See recipe below for exclusive tips, tricks, and modifications.

Easy Paleo Blackened Chicken Meal with Vegetables

Happy Eating!


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How to Make Paleo Blacked Chicken Wraps
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Blackened Chicken

Enjoy extra family time tonight with these 10-minute Paleo blackened chicken wraps. These are perfect for quick dinners and lunches when time is short.
Course Dinner
Keyword chicken, low carb, wraps
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 263kcal
Author Angela Blanchard


  • Cast Iron Skillet



  • Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until hot (about 10 minutes) and lightly spray with coconut oil.
  • In a small bowl combine, garlic powder, coriander, onion powder, oregano, chili powder, paprika, black pepper, and sea salt.
  • Generously season both sides of all chicken tenders and place into the preheated large skillet for 4 to 5 minutes or until the edges are fully oblique.
  • Flip the chicken tenders and continue to cook for an additional 4 to 5 minutes or until the inside is no longer pink and internal temperature reads 165 degrees.
  • Remove chicken from the skillet and place onto a plate to rest for an additional 5 minutes before wrapping in lettuce or serving.


Place chicken tenders into a sealable bag and add the seasoning. Gently shake until chicken tenders are coated for an easy all-over application.
Leftover chicken can be used in other dishes that call for precooked chicken (like my favorite chicken pot pie) or topped over your favorite salad!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 434mg | Potassium: 453mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 515IU | Vitamin C: 2.2mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.9mg

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