What are the steps to make the tasty and perfect cajun spicy chicken recipe?

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What are the steps to make the tasty and perfect cajun spicy chicken recipe?

Have you ever tried a cajun chicken recipe? If not, then you are missing something which can satiate your taste buds. The best part is that it comes under the category of baked, grilled, and fried chicken. In case you are looking for a healthy dinner option and something which gives you an explosion of flavors, then it is worth the try. You should pin this recipe or send it to your foodie friend to try this out.

How to make a healthy homemade cajun spice mix?

When you are making this at home, just make sure that you avoid the added sodium preservative and any type of additives. You simply need to take all the spices and rub them on the chicken breast & you are good to go.

Ingredients for cajun chicken

  • Chicken

You need to take skinless and boneless chicken thighs/breasts.

  • Oil

I have used avocado oil. If you want you can substitute it with olive oil.

  • Cajun rub

To make the cajun spice mix here’s what you need:

  • Paprika

  • Oregano

  • Thyme

  • Onion powder

  • Cayenne pepper

  • Ground black pepper

  • Salt

  • Red pepper flakes

What are the steps to make tasty cajun chicken breast?

Step 1: Start with preparation

You need to cut the chicken breast into thinner cutlets and keep them in a bowl. Take another bowl and add in the above-mentioned spices to make the cajun mix..

  • Paprika

  • Oregano

  • Thyme

  • Onion powder

  • Cayenne pepper

  • Ground black pepper

  • Salt

  • Red pepper flakes

Give it a good mix.

Step 2: Pan-fried cajun chicken

Take a non-stick skillet and keep that on medium heat, wait till the time it is heated properly. Now, add in chicken & let it cook for around 5 minutes, or till the time you see the white edges, cook for another 4 minutes. If the chicken is extremely thin, then you should not overcook.

Step 3: Baked cajun chicken

If you want it to be baked, then preheat the grill to 450-500 degrees F and then keep the chicken on it. Cover with lid and let it bake for around 8 to 10 minutes. Once it is done, take it out and cover with a foil for 5 minutes.

Step 4: Serving option

You can serve it along with mashed sweet potatoes or you can have creamy cucumber salad along with it.

Variations and additional tips to make cajun chicken

  • If you want to keep the spice level minimum, then you should reduce that as per your liking.

  • You can use different types of chicken like baked cod, grilled shrimp, and steak.

  • In case you are making a tad and find it too salty, then reduce the salt content.

  • Make sure that you rub oil on the chicken on all sides as this way the meat will not stick while baking or grilling.

  • Make sure while you cut the meat, you keep the pieces evenly and this ensures it is cooked correctly.

Storing

Freezing

Preheating

You can store it in the fridge for around 5 days, but keep it in an airtight container.

This way, you will have your lunch ready for around 6 to 7 days.

If you have leftovers, then keep them in the airtight container and it can last for around 2 months.

Do not preheat them again and again, it will get dry. You can:

  • Have it cold with sandwich

  • Reheat in the same way as you prepared them.

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Which side dishes perfectly complement the cajun chicken?

Which is the most loved non-veg item?

I got you. You also said cajun chicken like a million others. This is the quickest, versatile and delicious recipe. There are several ways to cook this item. But, no matter how beautifully and perfectly this item is cooked, the individual never gets to thoroughly enjoy it unless it has any of the following side dishes.

So as you have guessed right. Our today’s topic is going to be all about side dishes. So let’s begin with some of the delicious side dishes:

    • Sweet and Sour green beans

You might have remembered the green beans recipe which your grandmother used to make. But here’s some pleasant news for you. You can still enjoy the green beans recipe with the help of the following ingredients:

    • Bacon ( Pan Fried)
    • Tender Onions
    • Sugar
    • Apple Cider Vinegar
    • Sweet Potatoes & the brussels sprouts recipe

This recipe is the most delicious of all the side dishes because it has the bombarding flavours of the following;

    • Farros
    • Wheat grains
    • Risotto
    • Salads
    • Curry Powder
    • Toasted Pecans
    • Dollop
    • Yoghurt
    • Garlic
    • Salt
    • Pepper
    • Broccoli Macaroni and cheese recipe

The roasted spears of broccoli, cheddar cheese and pasta are the ingredients that are must-to-incorporate. Each one of them has unique flavour blending properties. The one thing which I find awesome and mesmerising is the melting of the cheese on the dish which just makes the individual close their eyes.

    • Honey Glazed Spiced Carrots

Usually, our children resist eating carrots. But wait for a second! Have you ever made them eat the honey glazed spiced carrots? We guarantee you your kids will demand more and more as soon as they take the first bite. This recipe involves the raising of the carrots which are then dressed with the spicy dressing and glazed with the beautiful taste of the honey. The greek people are so wise that they fuse the ingredients in the way that the best flavours are obtained.

 

    • Perfectly Baked Potatoes

First of all the potatoes are brushed with oil and pricked with a knife. Then season it with your favourite spices. But make sure you are not forgetting the salt and pepper in the wake of adding something new. No sooner are they baked nicely, than you should leave them to be cooled. Once perfectly cooled, split them and fill them with butter and cheddar cheese. As soon as the cheese gets melted then they are ready to satisfy your tastebuds.

    • Grilled Zucchini and Eggplant with Basil Vinaigrette recipe

This is the best vegetarian side dish to be present along with the cajun chicken. This dish is more impactful if the eggplants and the zucchini are in season. The vinaigrette which is included in the dish is nice, refreshing and zesty which includes the following:

    • Honey
    • Basil
    • Olive Oil

Usually, this dish is grilled for achieving immensely delicious smokey and charred flavours. Initially, the eggplant and zucchini are nicely grilled. And after that, they are drizzled with the vinaigrette.

So which side dish are you going to try for today’s dinner?