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Cajun Chicken Recipe
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Cajun Chicken

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"Cajun-style grilled chicken breasts for varied meals such as Caesar salad, sandwiches, and a dinner entree! Cajun Chicken can be served hot or cold."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    1 hr


  1. In a large shallow dish, mix the oil, Cajun seasoning, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, 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 grill for high heat.
  3. Lightly oil the grill grate. Drain chicken, and discard marinade. Place chicken on hot grill and cook for 6 to 8 minutes on each side, or until juices run clear.
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  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cook time, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 13, 2008

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... !

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 17, 2011

while this recipe was really simple it was also pretty boring and the biggest problem was that it was way too salty.

Oct 26, 2005

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.

Nov 08, 2008

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.

Jan 25, 2004

I also made this on the George Foreman Grill and it was really good :)

Jul 03, 2006

YUM!!! This chicken is fantastic. I only made a couple changes. I cut down on the oil and I marinated the chicken for about 2 hours. A few reviewers were complaining that this was a little salty but I used Mrs Dash lemon pepper which is no salt and just used regular Cajun seasoning. Then I threw it on the grill. FANTASTIC!!!

Jan 25, 2004

This recipe was HUGE, so I halved everything. One change I made was to use the full amount of garlic pwdr. called for and I really feel if I hadn't used the 1/2 tablespoon, the chicken would have been a little bland. I have 7 children and they ALL loved this recipe, so the flavors were pretty mild. I will try this recipe again.

Oct 19, 2005

It was raining the night I made this, so I put these in the broiler for 20 minutes and they were awesome served with BBQ sauce.


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  • Calories
  • 536 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.8 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 47.8 g
  • 74%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 24.8 g
  • 50%
  • Sodium
  • 620 mg
  • 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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