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Kevin Curry

Quick Grilled Cajun Chicken

Quick Grilled Cajun Chicken

Ingredients for 4 servings

* Optional Substitution Note

  • 1 1/2 lb chicken breast, raw
  • Rub
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 teaspoon onion powder
    • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
    • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne (or more/less to taste)
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
    • pinch of sea salt & pepper
  • spray olive oil
  • Garnish
    • chives (fresh or dried)


Step 1

Set oven to 420F.

Step 2

Mix together the ingredients for the seasoning rub.

Step 3

Rub the seasoning over the chicken breasts.

Step 4

Set a nonstick skillet on high heat.  Once the skillet is hot, spray with a little olive oil, then immediately add the chicken breast.  Sear on each side for 3 to 4 minutes until the edges are dark and crispy.  If needed, spray the chicken breast while it sears in order to prevent any sticking and to enhance the sear.

Step 5

Place the entire skillet in the oven and cook for 6 to 8 minutes, or until the inside of the chicken is white and the juices run clear.

Step 6

Remove the chicken from the heat of the skillet and allow it to slightly cool before slicing. Garnish with dried or fresh chives. Enjoy as part of your weekly meal prep OR in my easy cajun chicken avocado wrap.

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Prep 2min
Cook 16min
Total 18min

Nutrition per serving

About Kevin - author


Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!