Sweetgreen Blackened Chicken: A Flavorful Fusion of Cultures

If you’re looking for a flavorful way to mix up your weeknight dinner, Sweetgreen Blackened Chicken is the perfect dish. Drawing inspiration from American, South Asian, and African cultures, this unique recipe is packing a lot of flavor into one dish!

The complexity of this recipe’s flavor profile can be attributed to its mix of unusual ingredients, most notable among them being garam masala. To achieve the perfect balance of sweet and savory, the garam masala is combined with the sweetness of honey, the depth of worcestershire sauce and an explosion of flavor from the chili flakes.


•4 boneless and skinless chicken breasts
•1 tablespoon of garam masala
•2 teaspoons of chili flakes
•2 tablespoons of honey
•2 tablespoons of worcestershire sauce
•2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
•1 teaspoon of black pepper


1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the oil. Add the chicken breasts and season them with the garam masala, chili flakes, and pepper. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown.

2. Flip over the chicken and add the honey, worcestershire sauce and a quarter cup of water. Let simmer for 10-15 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.

3. Remove the chicken from the skillet and let it rest for at least 5 minutes before serving.

The result is a savory-sweet concoction of tender chicken with a hint of heat from the chili flakes. Nothing wrong with adding a bit of heat to your weeknight dinner! The combination of South Asian and African flavors is truly remarkable and unlike anything you’ve had before.

You can serve Sweetgreen Blackened Chicken with a side of cooked rice or some steamed vegetables. It can also be used as filling for tacos, burritos and wraps, or even as a topping for salads. There really is no wrong way to enjoy it!

If you’re looking for other similar recipes, check out our Curry Coconut Cashew Chicken or African-Inspired Coconut Curry Chicken. Both have a hint of fiery heat and a burst of flavor, but both have their own distinct taste that make them truly unique. There’s nothing quite like experiencing the flavor combo of different cultures combined.