Craving a perfectly seasoned chicken that melts in your mouth? If so, try this recipe for Blackened Chicken Breasts with Garlic Lemon Butter to create moist and flavorful meat with a crispy blackened crust.
Pair it with rice, veggies, or pasta for a hearty flavor-packed meal!
What Is Blackened Chicken?
Blackened chicken is a type of chicken seasoned with specific ingredients that give it a black appearance. Although it may look black on both sides due to the spices used to give it flavor, it is not burnt. The Blackened Chicken Breasts with Garlic Lemon Butter have a hint of spice with a tangy, buttery sauce that compliments the meat so well.
What Ingredients Are Most Important to Use?
If you plan on trying the Blackened Chicken Breasts with Garlic Lemon Butter, there are specific ingredients that are most important to use.
Along with your skinless, boneless chicken breasts, you will need paprika, dried oregano, ground pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. These seasonings blend perfectly together to provide the perfect flavor to the chicken while giving it that blackened appearance.
Besides the main ingredients, you will also need minced garlic, parsley, olive oil, butter, and lemon slices. The acidity of the lemon slices goes great with the butter and spices on the chicken to create the perfect dish to eat for lunch or dinner.
How to Make the Blackened Chicken Breast with Garlic Lemon Butter
When making the Blackened Chicken Breast with Garlic Lemon Butter, start by preparing your spice rub for the chicken. Combine your garlic powder with onion powder, paprika, ground pepper, oregano, and salt.
Pull out your chicken breasts and cover them with a tablespoon of butter before applying the spice rub on all sides. After you season your chicken breast, heat your skillet with oil and put your chicken breasts into the skillet.
Cook them for at least five minutes per side until they become crispy. Remove the chicken from the skillet and put it off to the side.
Keep your skillet on the stovetop and add your butter to it. Let the butter melt before you toss in the garlic and parsley.
Cook these ingredients together for two minutes, let the garlic get golden, and then add your chicken back into the skillet with some slices of lemon.
Allow your chicken to simmer for two additional minutes before serving it on a plate with some of your favorite sides.
What to Serve With the Blackened Chicken Breasts with Garlic Lemon Butter
The Blackened Chicken Breasts with Garlic go great with several sides. You may want to serve it with a side of white rice, brown rice, or garlic mashed potatoes.
When serving the chicken with rice, consider squeezing a bit of lemon juice over the rice to give it that slightly acidic punch that goes with the rest of the meal.
You might also want to add some fresh veggies to the side, such as roasted broccoli, cauliflower, or carrots. If you decide to prepare some roasted vegetables, consider preparing extra garlic lemon butter to pour on top of them for extra flavor.
Can You Use Margarine as a Butter Substitute?
You can use margarine as a butter substitute, but the flavor may taste a bit different. Using margarine that tastes most like butter, such as Blue Bonnet or I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, would be best.
Blackened Chicken Breasts with Garlic Lemon Butter
- In a medium bowl prepare the spice rub by combining garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, ground pepper, oregano, and salt.
- Coat the chicken breasts with a tablespoon of butter and sprinkle the spice rub all over.
- Heat a large skillet with the oil and add the chicken breasts. Cook for 4-5 minutes per side until the chicken breasts turn crispy and blackened. Remove the chicken and keep it aside.
- In the same skillet add the butter. Once the butter has melted add the garlic and parsley. Cook for 2 minutes until the garlic turns crispy golden.
- Return the chicken to the skillet with few lemon slices. Let it simmer in butter sauce for 2 minutes.
- Serve the chicken while it is still warm along with the butter sauce and fresh parsley.