Blackened Cajun Chicken
1 broiler/fryer - (abt 3 1/2 lbs) cut up, and
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
1 teaspoon crushed bay leaves
1 teaspoon dried rosemary crushed
3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon salt (optional)
Combine all seasonings. Seasoning mix is enough for 2 chickens. It may be made ahead and stored in an airtight container until needed.
Place chicken in a 13- by 9- by 2-inch baking pan. Rub with half the seasoning mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Grill, covered, over medium coals, turning once, for 30 to 45 minutes or until juices run clear.
This recipe yields 4 servings.