Dinner: Cajun-Caesar Chicken

securedownload-2Now that the weather is warmer it means that the grill is open and active.  If you haven’t grilled out a meal yet, get your ass in gear and throw some meat on that thing!  In any case, grilling is the best thing ever.  As per usual, the wife decided to go online and find something to make for dinner.  Literally how she found this recipe was looking on Pinterest for chicken marinades.  A quick Pinterest search later and she found a cajun-caesar chicken marinade from Louisiana Bride.

In keeping with simple dinners, this one came together with three ingredients.  Once the marinade was made, we threw the chicken in the fridge and let it sit for a bit.  I can’t remember exactly how long we let the chicken marinate for, but I think we went for at least thirty minutes.  However long it was in there for, it worked.  The chicken came out super tender and juicy.  The marinade was also super tasty.  It gave the chicken just enough of a bite for someone like myself who likes heat, but not too much as to have my wife not want to eat it again.  It’s something that is really easy to mix together with stuff we usually have around the house.  We’ll definitely be using this recipe again.

Besides the chicken, we also made up some asparagus on the grill.  This was surprisingly the first time we made asparagus on the grill.  Normally we just throw it into the oven.  However, feeling adventurous, we went ahead and put it on the grill.  We followed the same process of tossing it in some olive oil, salt, and pepper first.  Then about five minutes later and a few turns later on the grill the asparagus was ready.  It couldn’t have been an easier process to cook it on the grill and it gives it that extra charred flavor.

Finally, to round out the meal we threw in the microwave a couple of baked potatoes.  Not going to lie…it’s easy and quick and they come out just fine.  Some “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter” spray, salt, pepper, fat free sour cream, and cheese later the potato is ready to go.

As per usual when the wife finds a new recipe, it was great.  Easy, quick, and delicious.  It’s going to be making the rounds and back onto our plates pretty soon.

CAJUN-CAESAR CHICKEN MARINADE

Ingredients::

  • 1/2 cup light Caesar Vinaigrette
  • 1 heaping tsp of Cajun Seasoning (I use Tony’s)
  • 1 heaping tsp Lemon Pepper Seasoning
  • 1 lb chicken (I tend to buy boneless skinless breasts or thighs)

Directions::

  1. Combine chicken with all marinade ingredients in a large ziploc bag and allow to marinade for 30 minutes to overnight. The longer it marinades the better, but sometimes I have very little time.
  2. Preheat grill to medium high heat and grill until chicken is cooked through.
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