Grilled Cajun Chicken Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published March 21, 2020
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This Grilled Cajun Chicken recipe is good for those times when you have little time to prep, but can handle marinading. Just whip up the chicken marinade and let it sit in the fridge until you’re ready to grill. This is the ultimate make ahead recipe and it will thrill your dinner guests.

How To Make Grilled Cajun Chicken

  • 2 chicken breasts (boneless, cut in half)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • salt (for taste)
  1. Mix the garlic powder, oregano, pepper, paprika and cayenne in a small bowl.

  2. Put the chicken into a large Ziploc bag and add the lemon juice, oil and half the spice mixture.

  3. Seal the bag, pressing out any air.

  4. Massage the marinade into the chicken and let sit in the fridge for a minimum of two hours.

  5. Remove the chicken from the bag and discard the marinade.

  6. Drain the chicken, then season with the rest of the spice mixture.

  7. Heat the grill to medium high and lay the chicken breasts on the hot grill.

  8. Cook 5-9 minutes and flip.

  9. Cook another 5-9 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

  10. Serve hot or cold.

How To Make Grilled Cajun Chicken

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Preparation Time: 2 hrs
Cooking Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 2 hrs 20 mins
Serves:
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Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts boneless, cut in half
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • salt for taste

Instructions

  1. Mix the garlic powder, oregano, pepper, paprika and cayenne in a small bowl.

  2. Put the chicken into a large Ziploc bag and add the lemon juice, oil and half the spice mixture.

  3. Seal the bag, pressing out any air.

  4. Massage the marinade into the chicken and let sit in the fridge for a minimum of two hours.

  5. Remove the chicken from the bag and discard the marinade.

  6. Drain the chicken, then season with the rest of the spice mixture.

  7. Heat the grill to medium high and lay the chicken breasts on the hot grill.

  8. Cook 5-9 minutes and flip.

  9. Cook another 5-9 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

  10. Serve hot or cold.

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Nutrition

  • Calcium: 6mg
  • Calories: 382kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 72mg
  • Fat: 30g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 481mg
  • Protein: 24g
  • Saturated Fat: 23g
  • Sodium: 133mg
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Vitamin A: 269IU
  • Vitamin C: 25mg
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