Juicy Cajun Roast Chicken Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Modified: March 29, 2022

There are few things betting on coming home to the aroma of juicy roasted Cajun chicken. If you want to surprise your husband, wife, or kids with a delicious home-cooked meal, this is the one you want to cook! With just a few ingredients you can make a dish that is as mouth-watering as it is visually appealing.

Juicy Cajun Roast Chicken Recipe

How To Make Juicy Cajun Roast Chicken

This cajun chicken is bursting with the warm flavors of cajun seasoning and tang from the lemon, and is made by roasting in the oven.

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 1 hr


  • ½ cup Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 chicken, whole, defrosted

To serve:

  • salad
  • mashed potatoes
  • parsley, chopped


  1. First, preheat the oven to approximately 420 degrees F.
  2. While the oven is warming, combine the Cajun seasoning, salt, lemon, pepper, and olive oil.
  3. Rub the mixture all over the chicken, including inside the cavity.
  4. Transfer the chicken into a roasting pan covered with aluminum foil, place inside the oven and cook on high.
  5. After 15 minutes, turn the heat down to 375 degrees F and leave until fully cooked, approximately 20 minutes per pound or until internal temperature regusters 165 degrees F.
  6. Serve hot with a side dish of salad and mashed potatoes.


  • Sugar: 1g
  • :
  • Calcium: 36mg
  • Calories: 458kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 95mg
  • Fat: 38g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 21g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g
  • Potassium: 448mg
  • Protein: 25g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Sodium: 483mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 4612IU
  • Vitamin C: 2mg
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