Blackened Chicken

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated September/October 2021, America's Test Kitchen TV

A controlled burn pushes the savory depth of spice-rubbed proteins to another level.

SERVES4

TIME55 minutes

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Blackening refers to coating quick-cooking proteins in a robust Cajun spice blend and flash-cooking them in a ripping-hot cast-iron skillet until the fat and spices smoke and char but don't completely burn. It's usually a smoky business, bu...

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