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Cajun Grilled Chicken

This easy Cajun Grilled Chicken recipe is made with homemade Cajun seasoning and a little olive oil. It is super easy to make, flavourful and great for your BBQ party.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword dinner, gluten-free, healthy, lunch, spring, summer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 154kcal



  • Heat gas or charcoal grill.
  • Brine your chicken breasts by combining the warm water and 2 tablespoons of kosher salt in a large bowl. Stir it well until salt is dissolved in the water. Add the chicken breasts and let it sit for 15-30 minutes.
  • Then, remove the chicken from the brine and pat the chicken dry with a paper towel. 
  • Brush oil over all sides of the chicken. Sprinkle with Cajun seasoning.
  • Then set aside to marinate for at least 15 mins.
  • Gas grill: If you need to clean the grates, use a steel grill brush to do so. Dip a wad of paper towel into cooking oil and then wipe the grates. This step is important to prevent the chicken from sticking to the grates. Turn all burners on medium-high, cover, and heat the grill until it reaches 450 degrees F.
  • Place the chicken on the grill and grill it for about 6 mins each side. Don’t forget to check occasionally.
  • Check the middle of the breasts with a meat thermometer (it has to register 165F degree).



  • You can make this recipe without a grill if you don't have one. Pan-fry the chicken or bake it.
  • I recommend using my homemade blend of Cajun seasoning so you can adjust how spicy the chicken is.
  • For more flavour, you can marinate the chicken overnight in the fridge.
  • To store: Store leftover chicken breasts in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the fridge. 
  • To reheat: You can reheat in the microwave when ready to eat. You can also eat chicken cold.
  • To freeze: You can freeze the Cajun chicken in a freezer-safe bag or container for up to 3 months. 


Serving: 1/4 | Calories: 154kcal | Protein: 35g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 403mg | Potassium: 287mg