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oven-baked cajun chicken

(5 ratings)
Recipe by
Vickie Parks
Renton, WA

Fried chicken is a Southern specialty, but this is a great alternative. It's an easy and quick recipe that produces delicious, crispy baked chicken with a nice Cajun kick. You can add a splash of Tabasco (or other hot sauce) to the buttermilk, if you want more "heat".

(5 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For oven-baked cajun chicken

  • 1/3 cup
    low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp
    cajun seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2-3 dash
    tabasco hot sauce (optional)
  • 1 cup
    coarse breadcrumbs
  • 8
    skinless chicken thighs (or 4 skinless chicken breasts)
  • cooking spray

How To Make oven-baked cajun chicken

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  • 2
    Add buttermilk, Cajun seasoning, garlic powder and salt in a shallow dish and mix well. Optional: If you prefer a spicier coating, stir in 2 to 3 dashes Tabasco hot sauce to the buttermilk mixture.
  • 3
    Add breadcrumbs to a separate shallow dish.
  • 4
    Dip each chicken piece in the buttermilk, then dredge chicken pieces in the breadcrumbs, and place coated chicken pieces on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat until all chicken pieces are coated. Lightly spray the top of each chicken piece with cooking spray
  • 5
    Place baking pan in oven and bake chicken for 40 to 45 minutes or until thoroughly done, turning once after about 20 minutes of baking time.