Cajun Chicken

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword lunch, dinner, chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Marinate 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Author Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking


  • 4 Chicken Thighs with a drumstick you can use chicken breast, drumsticks or thighs
  • 1 tablespoon Oil or Shortening

Cajun Dry Rub

  • ½ teaspoon ground Black Pepper 2.3g
  • teaspoons Salt 14.22g
  • 2 teaspoons Onion powder 4.6g
  • 1 teaspoon ground Cumin 2.30g
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic powder 2.30 g
  • 1 teaspoon smoked Paprika 2.30g
  • 1 teaspoon Chili powder 2.30g
  • teaspoon Cayenne pepper 3.45g
  • ½  teaspoon dry Parsley 0.53g
  • ½ teaspoon dry Sage  0.53g
  • ½ teaspoon dry Thyme 0.53g


  • 2-3 lbs Yellow Potatoes more if you wish
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Combine everything for the rub and if you have any leftover dry rub, place it in the airtight container. Keep it in a dry place, such as a pantry.

  2. Add Cajun Dry Rub in the large plate, and cover the chicken with dry rub. Pat the rub so it can stick, and place on the other plate or tray, continue until all 4 pieces are done.
  3. Cover the plate or a tray with plastic wrap/film and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to overnight.
  4. Preheat oven at 400F/200C.
  5. Grease the bottom of the baking pan with oil or shortening. Place chicken in the baking pan and bake it for 45-50 minutes or until the chicken is golden. The internal temp for chicken thighs and drumsticks is 175F/80C and for chicken Breast 165F/74C.
  6. If you want an extra crunchy skin, turn the broiler on and let it cook under it for a couple of minutes.  Try not to burn it!
  7. Serve it over roasted potatoes, or mashed potatoes.


  1. Wash and scrub clean the potatoes, then about 10 minutes into cooking chicken, add quartered potatoes on the side of the chicken.
  2. If the potatoes are not done by the time chicken is, just take the chicken out and cook potatoes until they are tender or crispy, depending what you like the best.

Recipe Notes