Sheet Pan Cajun Garlic Chicken & Fries - The easiest and most mouthwatering baked Cajun chicken recipe you'll ever taste! This Cajun chicken is made easy using one sheet pan, served alongside seasoned fries for a complete meal your family will love!
Hey there everyone! Today I'm sharing one of my families favorite sheet pan dinners with you. This post first appeared over at Eazy Peazy Mealz Cajun Garlic Chicken & Fries where I'm a contributor.
I'm completely in love with this Cajun chicken. It is so flavorful, juicy and tender. No boring chicken dinners here!
As I mentioned in my post at Eazy Peazy Mealz, we eat chicken all the time, and I don't want my family (or myself) getting bored. This one was a real hit for everyone, especially for the kids since they love getting to have french fries with their supper!
I'll be honest, sometimes if I am in a real hurry we have the chicken and fries and only that. If I'm not being super lazy/busy then I just make a quick salad to get some veggies in our dinner as well.
If you aren't into the french fries, or don't have any on hand, this chicken is delicious served over rice!
Aside from the amazing buttery Cajun flavor in this recipe, my second favorite thing about Sheet Pan Cajun Garlic Chicken & Fries is that I can have dinner on the table fast!
This dinner takes me five minutes or less of prep work, and only 20-25 minutes in the oven. Using store bought wedge style french fries and seasoning them myself saves me from the work of peeling and slicing up potatoes, which is something I don’t necessarily have time for on a busy weeknight!
A quick tip for the fries. I know that the recipe calls for the oven to be at 400 degrees, and sometimes your frozen fries may show a different cooking temperature on the package. That's okay! Go ahead and preheat the oven to 400 only. If you like your fries extra crispy, you can cook them for about 5 minutes before adding the chicken.
The temperature at 400 and cooking time of 20-25 minutes ensures that your chicken won't dry out.
If you're looking for more easy sheet pan dinner recipes try my Sheet Pan Cashew Chicken or my Sheet Pan Lemon Pepper Shrimp!
Sheet Pan Cajun Garlic Chicken & Fries
- 1 ½ Pounds Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast 2 large cut in half
- 1 (16 Ounce) Bag Frozen Wedge Style French Fries
- 2 Tablespoons Melted Butter
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 2 Tablespoons Honey
- 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
- 1 ½ Tablespoon Cajun Seasoning
- 2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder, Divided
- 1 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 Teaspoon Pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a large rimmed baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray, or line with foil and spray with non stick cooking spray for easy cleanup.
- In a small bowl whisk together the melted butter, oilive oil, honey, lemon, cajun seasoning, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.
- Place the fries on one side of baking sheet, sprinkle with ½ Tablespoon of Cajun seasoning and 1 Teaspoon of garlic powder.
- Place chicken on baking sheet, season both sides with salt & pepper.
- Drizzle half of glaze over chicken and brush on to coat.
- Cook for 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and drizzle remaining glaze. Return to oven and broil for 5-10 minutes.
Chelsea Pearl says
You had me at one pan dinner! This looks so amazing, and a total crowd-pleaser meal!
This looks yummy! I am going to give it a try. I love new and easy recipes.
Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife says
This looks so delicious! I love that it's all on one pan! Easy clean up 🙂
I love a one pan dinner, this is so perfect for weeknights and sounds delicious!
Ooh, the flavours and spices look great in this! I'll skip the chicken as a vegetarian, but I love the idea of pimping my oven fries with these flavours 🙂
Brian Jones says
That sounds lovely, chucking everything onto a baking tray is such a fun way of cooking.
Allison - Celebrating Sweets says
I love how easy this is! My family would gobble it up!
I love that this is all done on one sheet! Tasty & easy clean up - two of my favorite things!
Shannon @loveatfirstbento says
I am always looking for ways to keep chicken "exciting" too, and I think this is definitely one of those ways - it looks delicious! And um, hallelujah for sheet pan dinners, they are my saviors. So much win going on here! I love your tip about using the pre-cut fries (I always do that... now I don't feel as bad about it...), and also serving this with rice, as I think that'd make it a bit heartier. Do you have a specific brand of cajun seasoning you like to use, or do you make your own?
Can't wait to try!
Oh, definitely don't feel bad about using pre-cut french fries I do it all the time! Homemade are great, but I don't typically have time for that when my family is hungry! I personally love Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning 🙂
Shannon @loveatfirstbento says
Awesome, thanks for the suggestion! 😀