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

cajun chicken

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.