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15 Minute Meals

Life is busy and sometimes there just isn’t the time to cook an elaborate dinner. Easy meals don’t have to be microwavable – you can use fresh, healthy ingredients to create a delicious homecooked meal in no time!

While summertime is traditionally barbecue season, not all apartment dwellers have the luxury of a balcony grill. That doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy a hot grilled meal – ready in 15 minutes!

Enjoy the best of outdoor grilling inside with this amazing chicken recipe:

15 Minute Blackened Chicken


  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon of onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • Cayenne pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • Oil or non-stick cooking spray


  • Place the chicken breasts between too sheets of plastic wrap and pound out flat, or filet
  • Mix all the spices and seasonings together to make a rub
  • Place the chicken on a plate and rub with oil or spray with cooking spray on one side
  • Spoon your blackened seasoning over the chicken and spread around. Use approximately ½ tablespoon for each piece of chicken. Add more or less for varying degrees of spice
  • Flip the chicken over and repeat steps 3 and 4
  • Heat up a cast iron skillet on your stove top till it’s very hot. You can buy ridged skillets that will give you those classic grill marks
  • Place the chicken in the hot cast iron pan and cook for 5-6 minutes per side.
  • Don’t move it in the pan, so it will develop that signature black crust
  • Once both sides are done, remove from heat and cool it for a few minutes before serving
  • Serve with rice, noodles, steamed vegetables, or sliced on top of a fresh salad

Voila! You have grill-style chicken cooked to perfection in less than 15 minutes! Make sure you open some windows and turn on a fan, so you don’t set off your smoke detector!

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