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A plate of grilled cajun chicken garnish with parsley and lime

Grilled Cajun Chicken

Easy grilled chicken recipe with lots of cajun flavors! Tender, juicy chicken tenderloins coated with bold, spicy and flavorful seasonings and smoky flavors!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 271kcal
Author: MinShien


  • 1.5-2 lbs chicken tenderloins
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp tabasco sauce
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp Creole Seasoning (I use Tony Chachere's) Reduce amount for less spicy!


  • Heat butter, Worcestershire sauce, tabasco, oregano, black pepper, garlic powder, and Creole seasoning (Note 1) in a pot under low heat for a few minutes to mix the flavors together. If it gets to a boil that is fine, but there is no need to.
  • Heat up grill to medium high heat (See Note 2), and add chicken tenderloins to it.
  • Brush sauce to the chicken, cook for 5-8 minutes, flip chicken over, and brush addition sauce to it. If there is leftover sauce, brush the rest of it to the chicken. Cook for another 5-8 minutes, or until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165℉.
  • Serve (recommended with red sauce pasta) and enjoy!


Note 1: Reduce amount of Creole seasoning for less spicy. Amount called for yields medium spicy.
Note 2: As a reference point, temperature i our charcoal grill was ~300 degrees F, and we cooked chicken for ~7 minutes on each side. 
Pan frying instructions:
Marinate the chicken in sauce for 45 minutes or up to a few hours. Heat skillet with some vegetable oil. Once skillet is heated up, bring chicken to skillet, but shake off the sauce as much as possible and do not add the sauce to the skillet. Cook chicken on both sides until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165 ℉.


Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 736mg | Potassium: 1102mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 712IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 4mg
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