Juicy Oven-Baked Cajun Chicken Breasts Recipe | Yummly

Juicy Oven-Baked Cajun Chicken Breasts

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Add a little heat to your plate with this simple, Southern-inspired chicken breast recipe. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Edwina Clark.


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts (4 chicken breasts)
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil (or cooking oil spray)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium23% DV550mg
    Fat17% DV11g
    Protein102% DV52g
    Carbs1% DV3g
    Fiber4% DV1g
    Calories320Calories from Fat100
    Total Fat11g17%
    Saturated Fat2g10%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat100
    Total Carbohydrate3g1%
    Dietary Fiber1g4%
    Vitamin A6%
    Vitamin C2%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    GLA 2 days ago
    Delicious but try to not add too much cayenne 'cause could taste very spicy.
    Mo Bacon 20 days ago
    this was very good. just made a few small changes, brined the chicken for a couple of hours prior to cooking and instead of cayenne i used and indian spice that gave this chicken a serious kick. the chicken came out way better than i thought it would and oh boy was it juicy and tasty. gotta try this again. fyi made it with a side of panko crusted mac and cheese.
    Delicious very juicy husband loved it
    Wandy Figueroa a month ago
    Very tasty! I had mixed dry spices with the oil in a ziploc bag and placed chicken in bag and marinated for 20 mins. Then placed chicken in oven as directed. It was so juicy and delicious. I’ll make again!
    Sam B a month ago
    A bit spicy but good taste overall!
    Zaki Yahia a month ago
    I swapped the chicken for turkey breasts and adjusted cooking times, but it turned out great! Will make again +++++
    Laura Keith a month ago
    Outstanding! No need to change the recipe. My husband, 19-year-old son and I loved the chicken!
    Marissa Urey 2 months ago
    yummy! i added a bit of.my favorite spices, but will make it again!
    Rian 2 months ago
    Very good will definitely make again!
    Matt 2 months ago
    Really good! but a little dry, that might be my fault though.
    Luis C. 2 months ago
    Great! Fantastic flavor with the herbs and spices, will definitely use for any protein!
    BestHomeCook 2 months ago
    pretty spicy and tasty chicken dish, and super easy. use a little more of each spice to make sure the chicken coats well.
    Nathalie Livolsi 2 months ago
    it was a really good recipe
    Jeff Jones 2 months ago
    Amazing! so simple and fast
    Stephanie C. 2 months ago
    None of my family actually liked it.
    Isilia Hernandez 2 months ago
    Amazing... easy to cook
    Kendra Flowers 2 months ago
    Tastes great! A little on the spicy side for me, but a little BBQ helps. :)
    Terri 3 months ago
    We really enjoyed this, but I cut the cayenne and salt in half. It was delicious!
    Yvonne Washington 3 months ago
    tasted good. added cajon spice
    Chynna Santana 3 months ago
    great i added some of my little touch
    Yolanda Penn 3 months ago
    The chicken has just the right amount of spiciness if you don’t add black pepper! I thought it was a little salty, so I’ll use less salt the next time. Very easy to make and will definitely cook it again.
    Becky McNeil 3 months ago
    very spicy but full of flavor. will probably cut down on the cayanne pepper when its made next.
    DuePancho 4 months ago
    too spicy stay away from it
    Kimberly Washington 4 months ago
    turned out wonderful and love the flavors
    Everyone liked it even my son who it is usually a struggle to get him to eat chicken.
    R 4 months ago
    Enjoyed the spicy taste of the chicken. Served with streamed zucchini.
    My husband is picky but he liked it!!!! We both think the spices would be good with fish... blacked catfish, etc! BTW - I used chicken breast strips and pounded them thinner, only cooked for 20min, since they were so thin.
    Shamina K. 5 months ago
    Worth checking it a few minutes before the time is up.. was just a little overdone when 20 minutes hit. Otherwise, tasty chicken and quick recipe overall!
    Lauren AW 5 months ago
    This was so easy to make and so flavorful! My husband said he likes well seasoned chicken and this was definitely well seasoned. I would personally cut back on the spice a little bit as it was a little warm for my liking.
    Julie 5 months ago
    I used a hotter spice and it was delicious! So easy and quick to make. I will definitely make this again