Saucy Cajun Chicken Breasts

Saucy Cajun Chicken Breasts

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Recipe by  David

“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!”

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Original recipe yields 2 servings



  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. Don't overcook, but check to make sure that the chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.

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Simple and easy to prepare. And you can even say it's saucy, however it's definitely NOT cajun... it's 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 this recipe must have a typo. There's 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.



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



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!

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Amount Per Serving (2 total)

  • Calories
  • 850 cal
  • 42%
  • Fat
  • 35.5 g
  • 55%
  • Carbs
  • 103.6 g
  • 33%
  • Protein
  • 27.7 g
  • 55%
  • Cholesterol
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium
  • 4840 mg
  • 194%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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