In this easy recipe for baked cajun chicken, chicken breast is coated with a tasty cajun rub, then baked in a hot oven until perfectly juicy.
I’m always looking for ways to make the old boring chicken breast more interesting (this easy chicken cordon bleu is a favorite). This cajun chicken recipe is definitely a keeper.
It’s an easy recipe – simply coat the chicken breast with a cajun dry rub that you can quickly mix, spray with oil, then bake in a 450 degree oven until the cajun chicken is perfectly done – nice and juicy.
I use the same baking technique here that I always use when baking chicken breasts – baking them at a high temperature for a short time. It’s the best way to keep the chicken breast from drying out.
How spicy you make this cajun chicken is completely up to you. I use 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper for two chicken breasts. If you like heat, you can certainly use 1/4 teaspoon.
Watch the video and see how easy this cajun chicken recipe is:
- Avocado oil spray
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (8 oz each)
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Spray a square 8-inch baking dish with oil. Place the chicken breasts on a cutting board.
- In a small bowl, use a fork to mix the cajun seasoning ingredients.
- Rub the cajun seasoning into the chicken breasts on both sides.
- Place the coated chicken pieces in the greased baking dish. Spray their tops with oil.
- Bake until cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, about 20 minutes.
- Place on a plate, cover loosely with foil and allow to rest 5 minutes before serving.