Cajun chicken with a nice spicy flavor



Cajun chicken (ケイジャンチキン)

What kind of dish is Cajun chicken??

Cajun chicken is made by grilling or frying chicken sprinkled with spices.

Create juicy and spicy dishes using your favorite parts such as chicken wings, chicken breasts, and chicken thighs.

It’s not a popular dish in Japan yet, but I’m sure everyone will like it. This recipe is a step towards exploring new flavors.♡

This time I grilled it in a frying pan, but you can also grill it in the oven.

What is Cajun cuisine?

Cajun cuisine is a regional cuisine that originated in the southern state of Louisiana in the United States.

Cajun cuisine is a combination of cuisines from three countries: Spain, France, and Africa. It is popular as a rustic and simple dish made with ingredients available in Louisiana, its birthplace.

The basic ingredients are sautéed onions, celery, and green peppers. The staple food is rice, and many seafood such as shrimp, oysters, and crabs are also used.

Representative dishes are “Jambalaya” and “Gumbo”. Jambalaya is a fried rice-like dish made with stir-fried ingredients, rice, seasonings, and spices.

It is characterized by its spiciness because it uses Tabasco and chili sauce for seasoning.

Check out the recipe here. 👉 Jambalaya featuring Johnsonville sausages

Although it is often confused with “Creole cuisine,” Creole cuisine is considered to be more urban and sophisticated than Cajun cuisine.

Both cuisines are heavily influenced by French cuisine.

The most notable difference is the “roux” used. Creole roux is made from butter and flour, while Cajun roux is made from lard or oil and flour.

Another characteristic of Creole cuisine is that it uses more tomatoes than Cajun cuisine. So jambalaya is brown in Cajun cooking, but jambalaya is red in Creole cooking.


520 kcal Protein 34g Fat36.5g Carb 5.5g Salt Equivalent 2.4g


  • chicken thigh 400g
  • garlic 7g
  • ginger 7g
  • ☆salt 3g
  • ☆Cajun spice 7g
  • ☆oil 15g
  • ☆sake 15g
  • white wine 30g

The spice is “Cajun Mix” sold by Mascot Foods and can be purchased at Kaldi, Kitano Ace, Amazon, etc. Spicy Cajun-style seasoning with paprika and chili peppers as a base, blended with herbs and spices such as oregano.


① Wipe the surface of the chicken thighs with a paper towel.

② Use a fork to poke holes in the meat in several places.

③ Finely chop the garlic and ginger.

④ Put the chicken thighs, garlic, and ginger into a plastic bag.

⑤ Put salt, Cajun spices, oil, and sake in a plastic bag and rub them into the chicken thighs.

⑥ Marinate for several hours.

⑦ Heat the frying pan over low heat.

⑧ Place the chicken skin side down in the frying pan. Grill over low heat. Be careful as garlic burns easily.

⑨ Flip and cook the other side.

⑩ When both sides are browned, pour white wine over them, cover and steam-fry for 5 minutes.

⑪ Open the lid and wipe off excess water and oil with a paper towel.

⑫ When the skin becomes crispy, it’s done.