Craving for a tasty chicken with cajun sauce? Get this cajun chicken recipe! Whether you like it fried, grilled, or baked!
- 2 lbs chicken breasts 3 large, boneless & skinless
- 1 tbsp avocado or olive oil
Homemade Cajun Seasoning:
- 2 1/2 tsp paprika
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 1/4 tsp oregano dried
- 1 1/4 tsp thyme dried
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
Instructions for Cajun Chicken:
Cut chicken breasts lengthwise into thinner cutlets and place in a large bowl. Learn how to cut chicken breast! After that, in a small bowl, add paprika, garlic powder, oregano, thyme, onion powder, cayenne pepper, black pepper, salt and red pepper flakes; stir to combine.
Then, it’s time to sprinkle 1 1/2 tbsp of prepared cajun seasoning in the step above on chicken breasts and using tongs toss to coat. If you are grilling or baking cajun chicken, also add avocado oil to the mix.
Pan Fried Cajun Chicken: First, preheat large ceramic non-stick skillet on medium heat and swirl oil to coat. Second, add chicken and cook for 5 minutes or until white edges appear, turn and cook for another 4-5 minutes. Transfer onto a plate, cover with foil and let rest for 5 minutes.
Baked Cajun Chicken: Preheat oven to 450 degrees F, arrange chicken in a single layer in a large baking dish and bake for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven, cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
Grilled Cajun Chicken: For grilled, you preheat grill first on medium-high heat (450-500 degrees F), place chicken on the grill, close the lid and grill for 8-10 minutes turning once. Do not overcook. When you’re done, remove from the grill, cover with foil and let rest for 5 minutes.
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