Recipe of the Week - Cajun Spiced Chicken
Hey everyone! My recipe of the week has turned into recipe of the month lately. I am sorry I have not been posting recipes more regularly. I am going be better about it this summer though, I promise!
With the temperature outside heating up, Dave and I have been grilling a lot more. I found this recipe in one of my cookbooks the other day and ever since we tried it we have been hooked! It seems to be on our menu once a week now. Give it a try with some steamed basmati rice and a simple green salad and you soon you will be a believer too! Because let's face it...plain grilled chicken get's boring after a while.
6 medium chicken breast filets (you can do less like Dave and I do but then you will just have extra spice mix ready for the next time you want to make this delicious chicken!)
1/3 cup butter (less if you are only doing a few chicken breasts)
1tsp garlic powder
2tsp onion powder
2tsp cayenne pepper(less if you can't handle the heat!)
1/4tsp ground cumin
1tsp dried thyme
1 and 1/2tsp each salt and ground black pepper
Click below on 'continue reading' for the instructions.
1. Slice each chicken breast in half horizontally, making two pieces of about the same thickness. Flatten them slightly with the heel of your hand. (We just butterflied them, which worked perfectly.)
2. Melt the butter either in a small pan over low heat, or in the microwave.
3. Mix all the spices together in a bowl. Brush the chicken on both sides with a little of the melted butter. Sprinkle evenly with the seasoning mix.
4. Throw the chicken on the grill and grill both sides until cooked through. Serve hot with desired side dishes. That's it! It's that easy!!