Sweetgreen Blackened Chicken Recipe


Sweetgreen's blackened chicken is a delicious and flavorful dish that is perfect for a healthy and satisfying meal. The chicken is seasoned with a blend of spices and then cooked to perfection, resulting in a juicy and tender piece of meat. This recipe is easy to make and can be enjoyed on its own or added to a salad or wrap. With a prep time of 10 minutes and a cook time of 15 minutes, you can have this tasty dish on the table in no time.


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. In a small bowl, combine the paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, dried oregano, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to create the blackened seasoning.
  2. Pat the chicken breasts dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken breasts with the blackened seasoning, pressing it into the meat to ensure it sticks.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the seasoned chicken breasts to the skillet.
  4. Cook the chicken for about 6-8 minutes per side, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) and is no longer pink in the center.
  5. Remove the chicken from the skillet and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing or serving.
  6. Enjoy the blackened chicken on its own or use it to top a salad, stuff it into a wrap, or serve it alongside your favorite side dishes.