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Blackened Chicken Bites in a pan
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5 from 1 vote

Blackened Chicken Bites

These flavorful Blackened Chicken Bites are one of my family's favorite quick and easy dinners!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ¾ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon ground thyme
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 ½ lbs raw boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into small bite-sized pieces
  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  • Combine the flour, paprika, garlic powder, chili powder, oregano, thyme, onion powder, salt, black pepper and cayenne in a small dish and stir to combine into a Cajun spice mix. Place the cut up chicken in a zip-seal plastic bag and add the spice mix. Seal the bag and shake/massage the contents until the chicken pieces are coated with the spices.
  • Add the oil to a large saute pan/walled skillet and bring over med-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken pieces (you don’t want to overcrowd the pan, so depending on the size of your skillet you may want to work in two batches instead of one) and stir to break them up and coat them in the oil. Cook the chicken for 8-10 minutes, stirring every couple minutes (you don’t want to stir super frequently because the chicken needs time to brown and get a “crust” on each side). Once the chicken is cooked through and browned on the outside, remove from heat and serve.

Notes

MYWW SMARTPOINTS PER (3 ounce) SERVING: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Green: 3 SmartPoints/ Blue: 1 SmartPoints/ Purple: 1 SmartPoints
Weight Watchers Points Plus:
4 per (3 ounce) serving (PP calculated using a Weight Watchers PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition info below)
Nutrition Information per (3 ounce) serving:
176 calories, 2 g carbs, 0 g sugars, 7 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 26 g protein, 1 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)