Caramelized Cajun Chicken - Super Easy Recipe!

Caramelized Cajun Chicken

This is one delicious and very very easy recipe. I served it with black beans and rice and steamed baby peas.

Caramelized Cajun Chicken
4 skinned and boned chicken breasts
2 T light brown sugar
2 T Cajun seasoning (I used Kroger brand Caribbean-style Jerk seasoning)
Salt to taste

Place chicken between two sheets of plastic wrap (or in a ziplock) and pound with a rolling pin to flatten them a bit.

Stir together brown sugar and Cajun seasoning; rub mixture over chicken.

You can grill the chicken or cook it in a skillet with some oil. (I used a skillet.)

Season with salt to taste.

*I used 5 T each of brown sugar and seasoning for the rub and really coated the chicken well.

I love this recipe because it sounds and tastes more complicated than it is, and in fact it's so simple you don't need to look at the recipe. Equal parts of the brown sugar and seasoning make the rub, and that's it, super simple!

From Southern Living 2009 Annual Recipes.

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Rachel said...

oh. my. gosh.
Amy, this looks and sounds amazing!!!!!!
I swear, I miss you more and more.

Ashlie- Mommycosm said...

YUM! That looks amazing. We make a sweet/spicy rub, but I like the brown sugar and cajun mix idea. Will try soon.

Amy said...

Guys - The husband and kids loved this! It's really really good!

The Urban Cowboy said...

Yet another dish I will be printing out for my Milk Breath and Margarita cook book!

Liz Mays said...

You say cajun and I'm in!

Ellen aka Ellie said...

Speaking of cooking...and this dish looks like a delight...I'm always envious of your skills in making and obvious passion for food!

I'd love your input on how you store your spices. I am guessing you're pretty organized, and I'm trying to be also.

Will you take a moment to go to my post and reply?

Rima said...

That looks really good! But I'll eat pretty much anything with brown sugar on it. Yum!

mudmama said...

looks good- is it too spicy for a kid who doesn't like spicy or not-so-spicy?

Amy said...

mudmama - The Caribbean style Jerk seasoning is pretty mild. My kids gobbled this up without blinking.

Ellen aka Ellie said...

As one who attempts to avoid using plastic, might I flatten chicken with sheets of parchment on either side?

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