Juicy Oven-Baked Cajun Chicken Breasts

Carrie Highfill Martinez: "Amazing! Deliciously juicy with a little kick of…" Read More


Add a little heat to your plate with this simple, Southern-inspired chicken breast recipe.


  • 2 pounds skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • cooking spray
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
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    1. Preheat the oven to 425F.
    2. Line a large sheet pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
    3. Combine the onion powder, garlic powder, dried oregano, black pepper, dried thyme, cayenne, paprika and salt in a medium mixing bowl.
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium35% DV850mg
    Fat18% DV12g
    Protein94% DV48g
    Carbs1% DV2g
    Fiber4% DV<1g
    Calories310Calories from Fat110
    Total Fat12g18%
    Saturated Fat3g15%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat110
    Total Carbohydrate2g1%
    Dietary Fiber<1g4%
    Vitamin A15%
    Vitamin C6%

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


    Amazing! Deliciously juicy with a little kick of cayenne.
    Brandon 12 days ago
    Used tenders instead of breasts (bake at 425°F for 8 mins, flip then bake another 8 mins), came out good but besides the hot flavor it was just chicken. Would be better if the chicken was marinated in something beforehand.
    McLeod a month ago
    Overall tatsed great. Recommend using smaller size breasts.
    Choco D. 2 months ago
    I also used tablespoons vs. teaspoons to thoroughly coat the chicken. Unfortunately some of the thicker pieces turned out dry as it did not reach 165 degrees.
    John A. 2 months ago
    Seasoning is ridiculously good
    Nicole Vaughan 2 months ago
    The spice blend is on point but I prefer mine to fully be covered so I use tablespoons instead of teaspoons. My partner raves about this dish to everyone and always asks me to make extra.
    Ferlyn Fonseca 3 months ago
    Amazing! Definitely would remake this!
    Breanna Harding 3 months ago
    Definitely going to cook again
    Eddie Wang 3 months ago
    Used harissa instead of cayenne
    Tatyana Peterson 3 months ago
    It was very delicous it was a little dry, but that might be on my part. I would recommend.
    Amy Andrews 3 months ago
    One of the best chicken dishes I’ve made. Definitely making often. This would probably also be extremely delicious sliced and served over pasta with Alfredo sauce
    Layla 3 months ago
    i love it! id do it again!
    Linda Newsome 4 months ago
    Love it! It was so juicy and well seasoned!!!
    Chyn Brown 4 months ago
    Great, Would make this recipe again
    I used chicken tender. Still very moist and delicious!
    Stopfer 5 months ago
    Too spicy! I would make it again, but probably leave out the cayenne and use 1/8 tsp of ancho chili powder.
    Randy G. 7 months ago
    chicken was moist and the right amount of heat for me and my family. tyvm
    Jennifer Pate 7 months ago
    The chicken was readily moist and lots of flavor. Had to cook a little longer then stated due to large pieces of chicken. Great flavor!
    Karina Coulibaly 8 months ago
    Simple and delicious. A great midweek meal paired with a side dish of choice.
    Eric Spencer 8 months ago
    very good. If you like spice, I added 1/2 tsp of chipolte chilli powder. easy weeknight meal, will make again
    Connor Carlbom 8 months ago
    Solid basic recipe. Made with bone-in breasts, so required a bit more cooking time
    A 9 months ago
    Delicious and easy A family favourite
    Michelle F 9 months ago
    This was very good and easy to make. I don’t like to spend a lot of time meal prepping and this was fast, easy, and delicious!
    Brian t Daniels sr 10 months ago
    a little spicy but very good, I will be making it again.
    Erica 10 months ago
    Loved this recipe. Will be remaking it next weekend for meal prep. I think it would be delicious carved up and placed in sandwiches.
    Cel 10 months ago
    This meal was very tasty I used boneless skinless chicken thighs. Also substituted oregano for parsley. Will try again with exact ingredients.
    Anthony Blue a year ago
    great, juicy and lots of flavor
    Ben Kagan a year ago
    Excellent - simple, taste and healthy - served with microwaved zucchini
    DerekBigCanoe a year ago
    delicious! would make again in a heartbeat!
    Wonderful tastes amazing!!!