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Cajun Country Fried Chicken

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + marinating Cook: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine milk and 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning; add chicken. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • 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.
  • 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
1 piece: 289 calories, 16g fat (2g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 291mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 24g protein.

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  • jennweditor
    Jan 6, 2015

    i make this with boneless skinless chicken thighs and it's incredible! A hint of spice without being overpowering, but super tasty.