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Quick Grilled Cajun Chicken

Prep: 2 min
Cook: 16 min
Total: 18 min

Ingredients for 4 servings

  • 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.