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Recipe: Saucy Cajun Chicken Breasts

Quick, bottled barbecue sauce, salad dressing and chicken breasts. What could possibly be easier? The sauce is tangy, spicy and barely sweet. Note: Do NOT overcook the chicken The closer to barely done it is, while still cooked through, the juicier and more tender it will be. It seems 99% of all restaurants grossly over cook their chicken breasts

Saucy Cajun Chicken Breasts Ingredients

  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

  • 1 cup Italian-style salad dressing

  • 1 (18 ounce) bottle barbecue sauce

How to Make Saucy Cajun Chicken Breasts

  1. Place frozen chicken breasts in a resealable plastic bag and cover with salad dressing. Seal bag and place in refrigerator and marinate until chicken is thawed (marinating frozen breasts until thawed permeates the meat with the dressing flavors).

  2. Lightly oil grill and preheat to high heat.

  3. Remove chicken breasts from marinade and grill 5 to 7 minutes each side, until they are barely done. Coat with barbecue sauce and cook just a few minutes more. Dont overcook, but check to make sure that the chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.

Saucy Cajun Chicken Breasts Nutritions

  • Calories: 849.7 calories

  • Carbohydrate: 103.6 g

  • Cholesterol: 68.4 mg

  • Fat: 35.5 g

  • Fiber: 1.5 g

  • Protein: 27.7 g

  • SaturatedFat: 5.6 g

  • ServingSize:

  • Sodium: 4840 mg

  • Sugar: 75.4 g

  • TransFat:

  • UnsaturatedFat:

Saucy Cajun Chicken Breasts Reviews

  • Simple and easy to prepare. And you can even say its saucy, however its definitely NOT cajun... its now where near it. That being said the taste is dependant on the type of dressing you use, how long you marinate and what type of BBQ sauce you baste with...plus this recipe must have a typo. Theres no way you need an 18 oz. bottle of BBQ sauce to baste 2 chicken breasts. I used a light Kraft Italian dressing that I spruced up a bit with some additional minced garlic, a little white wine, and fresh herbs. I marinated thawed chicken all day, then basted with KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce. Overall, this is very tasty for only a couple of ingredients.

  • Wonderful recipe. This was so simple to make. I cooked it inside though, it was too windy to barbeque. I have no doubt though that this will be even better on the bbq

  • My husband and I really enjoyed this recipe. It was something different to do with chicken Taste great the next day after its marinated

  • Not to be picky, but it sure doesnt take a whole bottle of barbecue sauce to coat 2 chicken breasts. A 1/4 or 1/3 cup would be closer to accurate. Also when chicken breasts are mentioned, Im thinking that it means chicken breast halves and not whole chicken breasts. There isnt anything cajun about this recipe, but it is a good alternative to same ol same ol chicken.

  • This recipe was so simple and so yummy I placed the frozen chicken and marinade in the refrigerator the night before. The next day in the early afternoon I took them out of the bag and shook off the excess marinade. I then placed them in the slow cooker with the bbq sauce (used hot & spicy sauce) and cooked on low. Once done, I shredded the chicken, then served with store bought kaiser cheese and onion rolls, chedder cheese slices, lettuce, and a bit of bbq sauce to make sandwiches. The chicken was so tender But like everyone else, this was more of a bbq chicken than a cajun chicken. Thanks for the recipe =o)

  • I was searching for a new way to do "Cajun" chicken. This recipe unfortunately isnt a cajun chicken recipe. BUT - I decided to try this one and it is definately something different for chicken and tasted great

  • This was just regular barbecued chicken, nothing special. Flavor will be dependent on the sauce used. We only brushed on what sauce we needed, it was far from a whole bottle. I didnt measure but would guess it to be between a quarter and a half cup of sauce at the most.

  • Not sure where the Cajun fits in here. That said, the chicken was very good. We marinaded in the Italian dressing for a few hours, then grilled the bone-in legs and breasts basting with the BBQ sauce towards the end. The Italian dressing just adds more flavor and moisture to the chicken then plain old BBQ sauce.

  • Very Very good

  • The chicken was tender and had good flavor, but I agree with another poster; this has nothing to do with Cajun cooking. Its a good tasting recipe though.

  • Great

  • Easy? Tasty? Juicy? Yes Cajun? Whole bottle of sauce? No. Who cares about the name? On one of the busiest days I have had in ages we still had a fine home cooked meal and I didnt call for pizza. I liked that you thawed it in the marinade, because it was one less step and one less dish for me. We used sweet baby rays sauce. Thanks

  • This was a simple and quick recipe. We really enjoyed it

  • This was very good. I used 3/4 cup dressing and 1/3 cup barbecue sauce, and I seasoned both sides with cajun seasoning before grilling.

  • Add cole slaw, a pickle, and put it on a bun

  • These lacked flavor. I couldnt taste the italain dressing. I was really disappointed in this recipe.

  • Not bad for 1 ingredient and barbecue sauce

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