Cajun Chicken

    1 hour

    Cajun style chicken breasts to enjoy on their own, in sandwiches or on top of salads. This Cajun chicken can be served hot or cold.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 475ml vegetable oil
    • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
    • 2 tablespoons dried Italian herbs
    • 2 tablespoons lemon pepper
    • 1/2 tablespoon garlic granules, or to taste
    • 10 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets - pounded to 1cm thickness

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:30min marinating  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. In a large shallow dish, mix the oil, Cajun seasoning, Italian herbs, garlic granules and lemon pepper. Place the chicken in the dish, and turn to coat with the mixture. Cover, and refrigerate for 1/2 hour.
    2. Preheat the BBQ for high heat.
    3. Lightly oil the cooking grate. Drain chicken, and discard marinade. Place chicken on hot barbecue and cook for 6 to 8 minutes on each side, or until juices run clear.

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    UPDATE 07/2008: I've been making this for 4 years now, and have a tip for you. I clean and trim 2 "super-club paks" of chicken and put 5-6 pieces into four separate ziplocs. I double the marinade, divide it evenly into each of the bags, stick one bag in the fridge to marinate for dinner, and the other 3 into the freezer. Next time I need chicken to grill, I grab one of these and let it thaw in the marinade - Fast and fabulous!! END. This name should be changed to "Easiest Ever Super Tasty Grilled Chicken"!! I have to admit, I was concerned that this might be bland since the marinating time was so short, but I was delightfully surprised. My 9 year old (who "hates spicy food") proclaimed that it was one of his favorite meals. If you're a working mother, this is one of those last minute no brainer meals. If you're like me, and you didn't have time to put something in the crockpot in the morning, or you forgot to marinate something overnight, this is the recipe for you!! And once you have all those spices on hand, you'll have them for a while, so you won't likely to be short an ingredient. This is one of our new standbys!!! Now, if I can just rack up a few more of those... !  -  04 Nov 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I've made this 3 times in the past month - everyone asks for the recipe. The only change I made is decreasing the oil to about 1 1/4 cup, and I used olive oil instead of vegetable. Thanks.  -  26 Oct 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This chicken is so good! I use Cajun Seasoning Mix from this site for the cajun seasoning. Definitely use olive oil vs. vegetable oil. I have made this twice now and it has come out tender, moist and full of flavor each time.  -  23 Jun 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)