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Cajun roast chicken is a delicious one skillet meal perfect for weeknight dinners.
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5 from 2 votes

cajun roast chicken

Cajun roast chicken is a one skillet dinner that's a snap to make but doesn't skimp on big, bold tastes. Use low salt creole seasoning or the dish will turn out too salty.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 598kcal
Author: romain | glebekitchen


  • 1 3-4 lb chicken - cut into 8 pieces or 4 breasts or 8 thighs.
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 green pepper - diced
  • 1 onion - diced
  • 1/2 - 1 jalapeno - finely minced
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp low salt cajun spice - plus enough to season the chicken
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • 2 cups chicken stock


  • Pre-heat your oven to 400F.
  • Season the chicken liberally with cajun spice.
  • Heat the oil in a skillet large enough to hold all the chicken in a single layer over medium heat.
  • Place the chicken in the skillet, skin side down, and cook until the skin is golden brown (about 4 minutes).
  • Flip the chicken and cook another 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken and drain all but 3 Tbsp of the fat in the pan.
  • Add the green pepper, onion and jalapeño and cook until the onion is soft, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Stir in the cajun spice and cook about 30 seconds.
  • Add the flour and cook another 30 seconds.
  • Add 1/2 cup chicken stock and stir. It will be crazy thick at this point. Stay calm. Cook on.
  • Mix in the rest of the stock. Bring to a simmer.
  • Add the chicken, skin side down and roast 10 minutes. Make sure any juices find their way into the pan as well. Juices are more flavour!
  • Flip the chicken, skin side up and roast to an internal temperature of 165F, another 10-12 minutes.
  • Serve the chicken with the sauce.


Depending on how hot the jalapeño is you may find this dish pretty spicy. If you are not a fan of hot cut back to 1/2 jalapeño.


Serving: 4servings | Calories: 598kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 189mg | Potassium: 605mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 29.5mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2.4mg