If you are looking for a way to (literally) spice up your chicken, be sure to check out this recipe for Cajun Crusted Chicken. It’s amazing what a few spices can do to transform plain old chicken in to a dish that sizzles! This dish tastes great served on a bed or rice, or even on top of a salad. Really, there is no bad way to eat Cajun Chicken. It’s just not possible. ;-)
I don’t know about you, but chicken is a staple in our weekly diets. We probably eat a chicken based dish at least twice per week, and it is easy to get into a rut. What I like about this recipe is that I can quickly mix up my very own Cajun Spice Mix, store it in a mason jar in my pantry and have it on hand anytime I’m feeling the need to change things up. Making your own spice rubs is a great way to stretch your dollars too. An added bonus is that you know exactly what is in the food that you are eating. (Don’t get me wrong, I also buy, use and love seasoning packets).
So, without further ado, here is a simple, tasty recipe for Cajun Crusted Chicken. If you give it a try, let me know what you think!
Cajun Crusted Chicken Recipe
- 1 cup Cajun Spice Mix
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Plus 2 tablespoons olive oil for cooking
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
- Spread the spice mix in a shallow baking dish. Lightly brush oil over all sides of chicken, then press the chicken into the spice mix. Repeat with the remaining chicken breasts and discard any leftover spice mix.
- In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts to the pan. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for approximately 4-6 minutes on each side, until the meat is no longer pink and juices run clear.
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