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Cajun Chicken  

A spicy, grilled, chicken dish from the deep South of the US.

Cal: 254 Fat: 14g Carbs: 6g Protein: 25g Fiber: 1g

Original recipe serves 4
½ 2x 3x Reset


Note: This adjusts ingredient amounts but not amounts mentioned in the Directions.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper ; ground
  • 1 teaspoon thyme ; crushed
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • black pepper ; to taste
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 pound chicken ; boneless, skinless breasts
  • 1 clove garlic ; thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon oregano ; dried
  • salt ; to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sage ; crushed
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    Use a sharp knife to cut 2 or 3 slits into each chicken breast. Insert a slice of garlic into each slit and season with salt and black pepper to taste. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, cayenne pepper, sage, oregano, paprika and thyme. Rub chicken with the spice mixture. Chill in refrigerator for 2 to 24 hours. In a small bowl, mix canola oil and lemon juice. Brush oil mixture onto seasoned chicken. Preheat a grill to medium heat. Grill for 12 to 15 minutes or until juices run clear, turning once.

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    (No rating submitted) Anonymous User on 2006-09-10

    Very good. Goes well with some kind of rice dish. We had this with a store-bought "New Orleans style" rice pilaf.