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Cajun chicken in a skillet.

Cajun Chicken

These tender, juicy Cajun Chicken breasts are great for quick dinners or meal prep. Use store-bought or homemade Cajun seasoning and pair with your favorite starch and vegetable for dinner in 15 minutes or less.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 201kcal



  • Arrange chicken breast cutlets on a baking sheet or work surface and sprinkle both sides generously with Cajun seasoning.
  • In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add chicken to the skillet in a single layer and cook, flipping once, until the temperature on an internal thermometer reaches 165 degrees, about 5 minutes on each side.
  • Remove to a cutting board and slice or chop as desired.



  1. Chicken breast cutlets: To use chicken breasts instead of cutlets, butterfly chicken breasts completely in half to make cutlets.
  2. Cajun seasoning: You can find this in jars at the supermarket, or to make Homemade Cajun Seasoning, inside a small bowl or a jar with a lid, add 1 tablespoon plus 1 ½ teaspoons paprika, 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder, 1 ½ teaspoons Italian seasoning, 1 ½ teaspoons salt, ¾ teaspoon cayenne, ¾ teaspoon dried thyme, and ¾ teaspoon onion powder. Stir to combine (or close and shake the jar). Store any remaining Cajun seasoning in an airtight container.


Serving: 1cutlet | Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 499mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1758IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg