This Cajun chicken recipe has bold and spicy flavors infused into every juicy bite.

Cajun chicken breasts are oven-baked but have a crispy fried coating from the seasonings.

This recipe has simple steps and ingredients with flavorful results.

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A Simple and Spicy Entree

  • Cajun chicken is so easy to make, why not double up the recipe and have spicy chicken for hot and cold recipes all week?
  • Protein-packed chicken is a low-carb lover’s dream with a mild flavor perfect for a ‘ragin’ Cajun’ application.
  • Zesty Cajun seasoning can be used as a rub for grilled chicken, beef, pork, fish, or shrimp.
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Just 3 Ingredients

Chicken – Breasts, thighs, wings, and drumsticks can be used in this recipe! Or switch out the chicken and use shrimp or pork instead.

Oil – Olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, or even leftover bacon grease are keto-friendly and add fresh flavor to Cajun chicken.

Seasonings – Buy Cajun seasoning or make a homemade blend and adjust the flavors to create a signature seasoning mix.

Variations – Buy a jar of Alfredo sauce or make it from scratch for a one-skillet creamy Cajun chicken dinner that gets on the table fast.

How to Make Cajun Chicken

  1. Toss chicken breasts in the ingredients and bake until the chicken reaches 165°F.
  2. Rest the chicken for about 5 minutes before slicing (as per the recipe below).

Tips for the Best Chicken!

An instant-read thermometer is the best way to determine whether the chicken breasts are cooked to the proper temperature. Insert the probe in the thickest part of the meat for the most accurate results.

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Serving and Storing Cajun Chicken

  • Make a whole meal deal by sharing oven space (and the Cajun spice!) with roasted asparagus, peppers, or mushrooms. Or add a tangy cucumber feta salad and dinner is served!
  • Keep leftover Cajun chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days and fully chilled portions can be frozen in zippered bags for up to 2 months.
  • Reheat portions in the microwave or Air Fryer. Use leftovers (hot or cold) in wraps, sliced on a Caesar salad, or diced in a Denver omelet.

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Cajun Chicken Recipe

This oven roasted Cajun chicken recipe is simple to make and spicy!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Rest Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 5-7 ounces each
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning


  • Preheat the oven to 400℉.
  • In a medium bowl, combine chicken breasts, olive oil, and Cajun seasoning. Toss to coat the chicken.
  • Bake uncovered on a rimmed baking sheet for 20 to 25 minutes or until the chicken breasts reach and internal temperature of 165°F.
  • Rest for 5 minutes before slicing.


  • Smaller chicken breasts will take closer to 20 minutes, larger chicken breasts will take closer to 25 minutes.
  • Use an instant read thermometer for best results.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 709mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 1775IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American

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