Grilled Sweet Cajun Chicken Recipe
This Grilled Sweet Cajun Chicken is tender, juicy and packed with flavor. The perfect chicken recipe for grilling season! Delicious as a main meal for dinner, on sandwiches, in a salad or stirred through pasta, this recipe is ideal for the whole family. The marinade is so easy to put together - a mixture of the spice rub, brown sugar, and olive oil. This can then be left in the refrigerator for the day or popped in the freezer for a quick easy meal another day.
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- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3 tbsp cajun spice blend - see note 1
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 large chicken breasts
In a zip lock bag or non-reactive container, combine the olive oil, cajun seasoning and brown sugar. Squish the bag or stir the container until well combined.
Place the chicken breasts flat on a chopping board and keeping your knife parallel to the chopping board cut horizontally straight through the chicken breast. Repeat with the second chicken breast.
Add the chicken breasts to the marinade and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes but 12-24 hours is best (see note 2 for freezer instructions)
To cook the chicken
Get the grill hot. Or if you are using a frying pan place it over medium-high heat.
Remove the chicken from the marinade and cook for 3-4 minutes on one side then flip and cook for a further 3-4 minutes until cooked through.
- If your Cajun seasoning blend doesn't contain salt then add 1 tsp of salt to your marinade mixture.
- Once the chicken is in the marinade it will keep in the freezer happily for 6 months. As it defrosts the chicken will continue to tenderize and marinate.
Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 325mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2529IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg