Cajun Country Fried Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + marinating Cook: 10 min./batch


12 servings

Updated: Oct. 12, 2023
I've perfected my own Cajun seasoning made from 11 herbs and spices. But in this recipe, a store-bought variety works just as well.—Dave Fisher, Ten Mile, Tennessee
Cajun Country Fried Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning, divided
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 1 pound), halved
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Oil for frying


  1. In a large bowl, combine milk and 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning; add chicken. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  2. In a large shallow dish, combine the flour, lemon pepper, garlic salt and remaining Cajun seasoning. Drain chicken and discard milk mixture. Place chicken in flour mixture and turn to coat.
  3. In a skillet, heat 1/4 in. of oil; fry chicken in batches until golden brown and juices run clear, 7-8 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

3 ounces cooked chicken: 289 calories, 16g fat (2g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 291mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 24g protein.