Grilled Cajun Chicken

Grilled Cajun Chicken


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This Grilled Cajun Chicken recipe is a good one for those times when you don't have much time to prep, but can handle marinading. Just whip up the chicken marinade and let it sit in the fridge until you're ready to grill. This is the ultimate make ahead recipe and it will thrill your dinner guests.

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Serving Size / Yield

2 servings


  • 2 boneless chicken breasts, cut in half
  • 1/4 C. vegetable oil
  • 1/2 C. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • salt for taste

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Mix the garlic powder, oregano, pepper, paprika and cayenne in a small bowl
Put the chicken into a large Ziploc bag and add the lemon juice, oil and half the spice mixture
Seal the bag, pressing out any air
Massage the marinade into the chicken and let sit in the fridge for a minimum of two hours
Remove the chicken from the bag and discard the marinade
Drain the chicken, then season with the rest of the spice mixture
Heat the grill to medium high and lay the chicken breasts on the hot grill
Cook 5-9 minutes and flip
Cook another 5-9 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through
Serve hot or cold.

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