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Cajun-Seasoned Pan-Fried Chicken Breasts

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 16 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings


  • 4 (8-oz.) skinned and boned chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning*
  • 3 tablespoons self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup plain yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Lemon (optional)
  • Garnish: fresh parsley sprig

How to Make It

  1. Sprinkle chicken with 1 tsp. seasoning. Combine remaining seasoning, flour, and cornmeal. Dredge chicken in flour mixture, shaking off excess.

  2. Melt butter with oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add chicken, and cook 8 to 10 minutes on each side or until done. Squeeze juice from lemon over chicken, and garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.

  3. *Creole seasoning may be substituted.