Cajun Blackened Chicken Thighs are easy to make and this recipe is a frugal one too. This week I have joined my friends in the Sunday Supper Movement and we are sharing our frugal recipes. I can’t wait to see what everyone shares. You know I love an inexpensive meal!
I am always on the lookout for great chicken recipes. My family loves chicken and I love that it is an inexpensive protein. I purchase chicken thighs that have the bone in and the skin on. Within minutes I can get the skin off and the thigh deboned. Buying any type of chicken this way will save you money. Of course, if you are in a rush, you can use thighs that are boneless and skinless.
It is possible you will have some of the Cajun Spice mix left. Don’t throw it out. Use it on a rice dish, another meat dish or anything you want to add a little spice to. Now remember, you can tone down the amount of cayenne pepper if you would like. Little ones may not be able to take the heat.
I served this chicken over canned lentils that had been added to sautéed onions and mushrooms. I added some of the cajun spice mix to the lentils to give them a bit of a kick. The cajun blackened chicken thighs dish would go well with rice (brown or white) or roasted potatoes.
So, do you think this will be on your dinner table soon? This recipe doesn’t take long to make, is an easy recipe and uses few ingredients.
- 8 chicken thighs
- ¼ Cajun Spice blend
- 2 Tablespoons canola oil
- Cajun Spice Blend
- 4 tsp dried oregano
- 4 tsp dried thyme
- 4 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 2 tsp black pepper
- 2 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp kosher or coarse salt
- ½ tsp ground cayenne pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- In a small bowl, mix your cajun seasonings
- Sprinkle the chicken evenly on both sides with the seasoning. Rub in.
- Add canola oil in large ovenproof pan (I use a cast iron pan) and heat oil to medium.
- Sear the chicken on each side until the spices turn dark but are not burned.
- Finish chicken in the oven. Cook until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees. The time will range depending on the size of the thighs - about 15 minutes
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