Grilled Cajun Chicken

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Blue sunny skies, warm breezes blowing from the Gulf – that only means one thing. Time to grill .... outdoors.

Now that the weather actually feels like springtime, it’s a great time to get outdoors and fire up the grill.

Today’s recipe is soooo easy, and soooo tasty. Cajun seasoning alone is fine but I like to add the flavors I know will make my mouth sing. Throw on a few slices of sweet potatoes (a post coming up later) and the making of a great dinner is on the way. Enjoy!

 Grilled Cajun Chicken
1 whole chicken, cut up or pieces of choice
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon oregano
    In a small bowl, mix the dry spices together.

    Combine the lemon juice, vegetable oil and half of the spice mix in a sealable plastic bag or shallow glass dish. Add the chicken and turn to coat completely. Refrigerate for 45 to 60 minutes.

    Remove chicken to a platter and sprinkle all sides with remaining spice mix. Grill chicken over low heat until done. Chicken is ready when juices run clear when pricked with a fork.

    Note: I sometimes like to brush on a little sauce during the last few minutes of cooking. Also, broiling in the oven is another great way to cook this flavorful chicken.


    1. Hey, Drick, you raise the standard for cajun dishes! I have lots to pick up then. I must try this....with added spices.

    2. Hubby just bought me a gas grill for our anniversary. I read this recipe to him, we are both sold!

    3. now I am glad I didnt miss this one, guess I need to get some chicken for my grill as well, I usually use this rub for mahi, but need to try the chicken its got to be good if you posted it ! thanks

    4. What a perfect description for the weather we have been having. It’s been glorious and I have felt the same way – fire up that grill! Definitely a keeper.

    5. Looks like this recipe is really redundant. Either eliminate the "Cajun seasoning" or everything from pepper to oregano. All of those things are what make up Cajun seasoning.

    6. @Christof - glad to know your recipe for Cajun seasoning, but that is not how I make mine... like I said in the post if you read it, 'Cajun seasoning alone is fine but I like to add the flavors I know will make my mouth sing.'


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