Cajun-style grilled chicken breasts for varied meals such as Caesar salad, sandwiches, and a dinner entree! Cajun Chicken can be served hot or cold.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a large shallow dish, mix the oil, Cajun seasoning, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and lemon pepper. Place the chicken in the dish, and turn to coat with the mixture. Cover, and refrigerate for 1/2 hour.

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  • Preheat the grill for high heat.

  • Lightly oil the grill grate. Drain chicken, and discard marinade. Place chicken on hot grill and cook for 6 to 8 minutes on each side, or until juices run clear.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cook time, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

536 calories; 47.8 g total fat; 67 mg cholesterol; 620 mg sodium. 1.8 g carbohydrates; 24.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2008
UPDATE 07/2008: I've been making this for 4 years now and have a tip for you. I clean and trim 2 "super-club paks" of chicken and put 5-6 pieces into four separate ziplocs. I double the marinade divide it evenly into each of the bags stick one bag in the fridge to marinate for dinner and the other 3 into the freezer. Next time I need chicken to grill I grab one of these and let it thaw in the marinade - Fast and fabulous!! END. This name should be changed to "Easiest Ever Super Tasty Grilled Chicken"!! I have to admit I was concerned that this might be bland since the marinating time was so short but I was delightfully surprised. My 9 year old (who "hates spicy food") proclaimed that it was one of his favorite meals. If you're a working mother this is one of those last minute no brainer meals. If you're like me and you didn't have time to put something in the crockpot in the morning or you forgot to marinate something overnight this is the recipe for you!! And once you have all those spices on hand you'll have them for a while so you won't likely to be short an ingredient. This is one of our new standbys!!! Now if I can just rack up a few more of those...! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/17/2011
while this recipe was really simple it was also pretty boring and the biggest problem was that it was way too salty. Read More
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465 Ratings
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  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2008
UPDATE 07/2008: I've been making this for 4 years now and have a tip for you. I clean and trim 2 "super-club paks" of chicken and put 5-6 pieces into four separate ziplocs. I double the marinade divide it evenly into each of the bags stick one bag in the fridge to marinate for dinner and the other 3 into the freezer. Next time I need chicken to grill I grab one of these and let it thaw in the marinade - Fast and fabulous!! END. This name should be changed to "Easiest Ever Super Tasty Grilled Chicken"!! I have to admit I was concerned that this might be bland since the marinating time was so short but I was delightfully surprised. My 9 year old (who "hates spicy food") proclaimed that it was one of his favorite meals. If you're a working mother this is one of those last minute no brainer meals. If you're like me and you didn't have time to put something in the crockpot in the morning or you forgot to marinate something overnight this is the recipe for you!! And once you have all those spices on hand you'll have them for a while so you won't likely to be short an ingredient. This is one of our new standbys!!! Now if I can just rack up a few more of those...! Read More
(411)
Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2008
UPDATE 07/2008: I've been making this for 4 years now and have a tip for you. I clean and trim 2 "super-club paks" of chicken and put 5-6 pieces into four separate ziplocs. I double the marinade divide it evenly into each of the bags stick one bag in the fridge to marinate for dinner and the other 3 into the freezer. Next time I need chicken to grill I grab one of these and let it thaw in the marinade - Fast and fabulous!! END. This name should be changed to "Easiest Ever Super Tasty Grilled Chicken"!! I have to admit I was concerned that this might be bland since the marinating time was so short but I was delightfully surprised. My 9 year old (who "hates spicy food") proclaimed that it was one of his favorite meals. If you're a working mother this is one of those last minute no brainer meals. If you're like me and you didn't have time to put something in the crockpot in the morning or you forgot to marinate something overnight this is the recipe for you!! And once you have all those spices on hand you'll have them for a while so you won't likely to be short an ingredient. This is one of our new standbys!!! Now if I can just rack up a few more of those...! Read More
(411)
Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2005
I've made this 3 times in the past month - everyone asks for the recipe. The only change I made is decreasing the oil to about 1 1/4 cup and I used olive oil instead of vegetable. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2008
This chicken is so good! I use Cajun Seasoning Mix from this site for the cajun seasoning. Definitely use olive oil vs. vegetable oil. I have made this twice now and it has come out tender moist and full of flavor each time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I also made this on the George Foreman Grill and it was really good:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2006
YUM!!! This chicken is fantastic. I only made a couple changes. I cut down on the oil and I marinated the chicken for about 2 hours. A few reviewers were complaining that this was a little salty but I used Mrs Dash lemon pepper which is no salt and just used regular Cajun seasoning. Then I threw it on the grill. FANTASTIC!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
This recipe was HUGE so I halved everything. One change I made was to use the full amount of garlic pwdr. called for and I really feel if I hadn't used the 1/2 tablespoon the chicken would have been a little bland. I have 7 children and they ALL loved this recipe so the flavors were pretty mild. I will try this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2005
It was raining the night I made this so I put these in the broiler for 20 minutes and they were awesome served with BBQ sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2011
This was SO simple yet so yummy! I took the advice of other reviewers and cut the oil back to 3/4th of a cup but kept all the spices the same. I added 5 BLSL chicken thighs to the marinade. Baked it in a foil lined 9X13 pan at 450 degrees for 35 minutes. This was served over baby spring mix tomato wedges and chopped veggies. We bought some cajun seasoning when we were on vacation in New Orleans so our chicken had some kick but not too much. This tasted salty even though I didn't add any additional salt so keep that in mind. Thanks for sharing your great recipe Wood! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
need to make more next time it was gone in 10 seconds flat! would be wonderful over a salad. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/17/2011
while this recipe was really simple it was also pretty boring and the biggest problem was that it was way too salty. Read More
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