Cajun Fried Chicken

It’s time for the Crazy Cooking Challenge  which is a monthly linky hosted by Tina of Moms Crazy Cooking. The participants make one particular food such as chocolate chip cookies or pasta with red sauce using a favorite recipe. I love seeing all the variations on the theme.

So far when the theme has been announced for the month I know either the exact recipe I want to make or the best blog to find a great recipe. When I heard that this month was fried chicken I knew right away I was going to check A Southern Fairytale. Rachel is a fellow Southern girl so I knew she would have at least one recipe to try.

The recipe I found made some of the moistest and most delicious fried chicken I’ve ever eaten in my life. This is my new go to fried chicken.

Cajun Fried Chicken

Recipe by Micha @ Cookin’ Mimi adapted from A Southern Fairytale

Crispy fried chicken with a hint of Cajun seasoning.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 Tablespoon Cajun/Creole Seasoning. I’ve used Tone’s and Tony Chachere’s with success
  • 2 Cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Cajun Seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Vegetable or Peanut Oil for Frying

Cooking Directions

  1. Cut chicken into equal strips.
  2. In a zip top bag or non metal container with lid combine the buttermilk with 1 Tablespoon Cajun seasoning. Add the chicken, seal and refrigerate for 3-5 hours.
  3. When ready to fry combine flour, 1 Tablespoon seasoning, and baking powder. Remove chicken from the fridge.
  4. Let excess buttermilk drip off the chicken and coat in the seasoned flour. Dunk the floured chicken back into the buttermilk and repeat.
  5. Pour two inches of vegetable or peanut oil into a cast iron skillet or Dutch oven.
  6. Bring to 350 degrees.
  7. Add 3 or 4 pieces of chicken and fry for 5-6 minutes. Turn halfway during cooking.
  8. Let chicken drain on a paper towel lined plate for several minutes.
  9. Serve.


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  1. Sounds wonderful and I love the flavors when using Tony Chachere’s.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my CCC entry Copycat “KFC” Original Recipe Fried Chicken

    Cook Lisa Cook

  2. I’ve never used Cajun seasoning in fried chicken … not even sure why I haven’t! Looks yummy!

  3. Love the cajun seasoning in this! It sounds fabulous!

  4. Love the addition of cajun seasoning!

    Have a great weekend!


  5. I love anything with a good bit of spice to it! Your recipe sounds good. I also have my eye on your Mongolian Chicken recipe!

  6. Oh, yes … buttermilk makes everything better!! I’ve never added the spice TO the buttermilk, though … thanks for that idea! I usually marinate my chicken in buttermilk too, but went with honey for this challenge … I was amazed that honey is just as tenderizing as buttermilk. Who knew??
    Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground (CCC #7)

  7. The flavors in this chicken sound delicious! Great SRC pick!

    I’m #10 🙂

  8. YAY! I totally missed this month, but I’m so thrilled that you chose my recipe and I love your adaptations! Buttermilk is so the key! 🙂 🙂 Happy cooking, friend!

  9. I started making my own creole seasoning…guess I need to put it to good use with this recipe!

  10. Haven’t tried creole seasoning yet. Am curious. My fried chicken is #54.


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