March 28, 2010

Grilled Cajun Chicken


Spicy Sticky Fingers

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.

    6 comments :

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

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

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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