Blue sunny skies, warm breezes blowing from the Gulf – that only means one thing. Time to grill …. outdoors.
Now that the weather actually feels like springtime, it’s a great time to get outdoors and fire up the grill.
Today’s recipe is soooo easy, and soooo tasty. Cajun seasoning alone is fine but I like to add the flavors I know will make my mouth sing. Throw on a few slices of sweet potatoes (a post coming up later) and the making of a great dinner is on the way. Enjoy!
Grilled Cajun Chicken
1 whole chicken, cut up or pieces of choice
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon oregano
In a small bowl, mix the dry spices together.
Combine the lemon juice, vegetable oil and half of the spice mix in a sealable plastic bag or shallow glass dish. Add the chicken and turn to coat completely. Refrigerate for 45 to 60 minutes.
Remove chicken to a platter and sprinkle all sides with remaining spice mix. Grill chicken over low heat until done. Chicken is ready when juices run clear when pricked with a fork.
Note: I sometimes like to brush on a little sauce during the last few minutes of cooking. Also, broiling in the oven is another great way to cook this flavorful chicken.