Cajun chicken is the love child of tender chicken breasts and mouth-watering spices. Whether it’s a last-minute dinner plan or a brunch date, this dish will never disappoint. The best part of Cajun chicken is that you can grill it, smoke it or bake it. So, let’s put on our chef hats and get started on this delicious recipe.
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In a bowl, add the seasoning ingredients such as olive oil, ground cumin, paprika, dried thyme, oregano, red chilli flakes, lemon juice and salt. Mix all the ingredients well and set it aside.
Add the pounded chicken breasts to the Cajun seasoning bowl. Now, coat the chicken breasts thoroughly with the seasoning. Then, cover the bowl with a plate or with a cling wrap. Place the bowl in the refrigerator and let the chicken marinate for 2 to 3 hours. You can even marinate the chicken overnight.
Remove the marinated chicken from the fridge. Let it sit for a while until it comes back to room temperature. Until then, place a non-stick pan on medium-high heat. Drizzle some oil over it and place the chicken breasts onto the pan. Cook it for 10 to 15 minutes on each side. Once the chicken is cooked well, serve it hot with a side salad or potato wedges.
Cook two chicken breasts at one go to avoid over-crowding in the pan.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How long can one store the cooked chicken?
You can store the cooked chicken in the refrigerator, placed in an airtight container for a maximum of 3 days.