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Cajun Blackened Chicken Sandwiches

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“We developed these sandwiches after a local favorite hangout closed down- these sandwiches were our standard order every time we went in, and now we make them regularly at home. The chicken method and seasonings are from Aroostook's Blackened Chicken, with a few minor tweaks. She's right when she says turn off the smoke detector, and I agree with her recommendation of using a cast iron skillet. I ruined one of my good skillets making this the first time- it's now a dedicated blackened chicken skillet. But the cast iron works MUCH better! I usually end up doubling the seasonings, putting them in a shaker container to sprinkle generously over the chicken and veggies.”
4 sandwiches

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Let the chicken come to room temperature before using.
  2. .Preheat oven to 400 F, and heat your skillet over high heat until VERY hot.
  3. Brush a small amount of melted butter over the inside tops of Kaiser rolls and return to plastic bag to keep soft.
  4. Combine all seasoning ingredients.
  5. Combine 1/2 c melted butter with hot sauce, and coat the chicken pieces thoroughly.
  6. Roll chicken breasts in the seasoning and then place into the hot skillet to sear.
  7. Drizzle a tsp of butter on top of each piece, and cook until a good crust has formed on the bottom of the chicken.
  8. Flip chicken and finish cooking, then remove to a plate.
  9. When all chicken is all finished, toss sliced pepper and onion with any leftover seasoning, add with any remainder of butter to the skillet. Cook about 5 min, until peppers and onions soften a bit.
  10. Place chicken on kaiser rolls, top each with some peppers and onions, then a slice of provolone.
  11. Leave sandwiches open faced and bake until cheese is melted and Kaiser roll toasts lightly.
  12. Serve with tomato and pickle slices if desired.

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