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Spice it Up: Crusted Cajun Chicken

Jun 25, 2015
Alison Lewis

If you are in a cooking rut and need a fun, new recipe for your dinner table, try this Crusted Cajun Chicken. This recipe incorporates one of my children’s favorite cereals, cornflakes, as well as a few other flavorful seasonings. If you like spicier foods, increase the cayenne pepper to 1-1 1/2 teaspoons. If you want larger cornflake pieces, do not crush the cornflakes as fine. Following a gluten-free diet? Don’t worry. All you need to do is use gluten-free cornflakes! Serve with roasted asparagus and a salad, and you’re ready to serve dinner.

Crusted Cajun Chicken 

Crusted Cajun Chicken

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook 1 hour
Yield: 4 servings


3 cups cornflakes
1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
1 tablespoon paprika
3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
4 bone-in chicken breasts
2 tablespoons melted butter


Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a large Ziploc® Brand Slider Storage and Freezer Bags with the Smart Zip® Seal add cornflakes. Seal, release all air and place on a work surface. Using a rolling pin, crush flakes until finely crushed. Add Cajun seasoning, paprika and pepper, and shake bag to mix well. Remove mixture from bag and place in a large shallow dish.

Brush chicken with melted butter; dredge both sides in cornflakes mixture. Place in a lightly greased baking dish. Bake, covered, in the oven for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 more minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.

What other spices and ingredients have you used to re-invent a chicken dish?

Photo courtesy of Alison Lewis.

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