Cajun Corn Meal Breaded Chicken and Fish

Strips of chicken breast or catfish fillets with spicy Cajun seasonings and a cornmeal coating fry up crisp and delicious.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
6 servings


  • 1 cup Martha White® Enriched Self-Rising White Corn Meal Mix

  • 1 ½ cups Martha White® All-Purpose Flour

  • 4 teaspoons Cajun seasoning blend, or more to taste

  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided

  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk

  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, or more to taste

  • 1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast*

  • 1 ½ cups Crisco® Vegetable Oil


  1. Mix corn meal mix, 1/2 cup flour, seasoning and 1/2 teaspoon salt in pie plate. Place remaining 1 cup flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt in shallow bowl. Place buttermilk and hot sauce in separate shallow bowl.

  2. Cut chicken or fish lengthwise into 5 x 1-inch strips. Working in batches, coat with flour mixture, shaking off any excess. Dip into buttermilk to coat, then coat with corn meal mixture. Let stand 10 minutes.

  3. Heat oil in 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add chicken or fish to hot oil in batches. Cook 3 minutes. Turn and cook an additional 3 to 4 minutes to until golden brown and internal temperature of chicken reaches 165 degrees F or fish flakes easily with fork. Drain on paper towels.


* or substitute 1 1/2 pounds catfish fillets instead of chicken.

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the oil ingredient, including that used for frying. The actual amount of the oil consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

914 Calories
68g Fat
54g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 914
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 68g 87%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 1389mg 60%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 87mg 7%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 266mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.