by Olena

Cajun Chicken (Video)

by Olena

5 from 3 reviews

Cajun Chicken Recipe that can be baked, pan fried or grilled. Lean chicken breast coated in easy homemade cajun seasoning for a healthy dinner with a lot of flavour.

Cajun Chicken Recipe

I’m determined to remember 2018 the year I created a collection of simple healthy chicken breast recipes for my family. Recipes that my kids will be making or even serving in our family’s food truck or restaurant (officially both of my boys’ dream as of today is to become a chef). Grilled chicken breast, baked chicken breast and now this cajun chicken recipe that can be baked, pan fried or grilled.

Healthy Homemade Cajun Spice Mix

This cajun chicken breast comes out juicy any way you prepare it. And tons of flavour thanks to easy homemade cajun spice. It is satisfying almost as fried cajun chicken, almost. Just try it but be realistic though.:)

I love making my own spice mixes because I can control the ingredients and they are darn cheap. No matter what spice mix or sauce I pick up at the store it always contains at least 1 preservative, usually way more. This homemade cajun spice is from Allrecipes.com and couldn’t be tastier. Enjoy!

How to Make Cajun Chicken Breast

  1. Cut chicken breasts lengthwise into thinner cutlets and place in a large bowl. In a small bowl, add paprika, garlic powder, oregano, thyme, onion powder, cayenne pepper, black pepper, salt and red pepper flakes; stir to combine. Cajun Chicken Recipe that can be baked, pan fried or grilled. Lean chicken breast coated in easy homemade cajun seasoning for a healthy dinner with a lot of flavour.
  2. 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. Cajun Chicken Recipe that can be baked, pan fried or grilled. Lean chicken breast coated in easy homemade cajun seasoning for a healthy dinner with a lot of flavour.
  3. Pan Fried Cajun Chicken: Preheat large ceramic non-stick skillet on medium heat and swirl oil to coat. Add chicken and cook for 5 minutes or until white edges appear, turn and cook for another 4-5 minutes. Cajun Chicken Recipe that can be baked, pan fried or grilled. Lean chicken breast coated in easy homemade cajun seasoning for a healthy dinner with a lot of flavour.Cajun Chicken Recipe that can be baked, pan fried or grilled. Lean chicken breast coated in easy homemade cajun seasoning for a healthy dinner with a lot of flavour.
  4. Spicy Baked 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. See baked chicken breast for video tutorial.
  5. Grilled Cajun Chicken: Preheat grill 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. Remove from the grill, cover with foil and let rest for 5 minutes. See grilled chicken breast for video tutorial.

What to Serve Chicken with?

Healthy mashed potatoes and cucumber and tomato salad come first to my mind because I’m from Ukraine. If you are watching your calories, try my low carb cauliflower mashed potatoes or cauliflower risotto.

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Cajun Chicken

5 from 3 reviews

Cajun Chicken Recipe that can be baked, pan fried or grilled. Lean chicken breast coated in easy homemade cajun seasoning for a healthy dinner with a lot of flavour.

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven or Grill
  • Cuisine: North American
Scale

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs (3 large) chicken breasts, boneless & skinless
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil

Homemade Cajun Seasoning:

  • 2 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 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

  1. Cut chicken breasts lengthwise into thinner cutlets and place in a large bowl. In a small bowl, add paprika, garlic powder, oregano, thyme, onion powder, cayenne pepper, black pepper, salt and red pepper flakes; stir to combine.
  2. 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.
  3. Pan Fried Cajun Chicken: Preheat large ceramic non-stick skillet on medium heat and swirl oil to coat. Add chicken and cook for 5 minutes or until white edges appear, turn and cook for another 4-5 minutes.
  4. 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.
  5. Grilled Cajun Chicken: Preheat grill 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. Remove from the grill, cover with foil and let rest for 5 minutes.

Store: Refrigerate covered for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 2 months in an airtight container.

Notes

Cajun spice mix is from Allrecipes.com

 Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating in the comments.

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Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

What You Will Find Here

Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

A Little More About Me

Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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