Sheet Pan Cajun Garlic Chicken & Fries
Incredibly flavorful Cajun seasoned chicken and fries makes for a super easy weeknight dinner the whole family will love! This chicken has a delicious Cajun garlic butter sauce slathered on top to keep it juicy in the oven. The seasoned fries cook right along side it on the same pan to keep clean up a breeze!
Sheet Pan Cajun Chicken and Fries
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Hi, everyone! I’m Nichole, and I blog over at The Salty Marshmallow. I am really excited to be here working on some contributor posts over the next few months!
The first recipe I’ll be sharing today is one of my all time favorite chicken dinners. I don’t know about you guys, but in my house, we eat chicken a lot! So that means that I have to really keep things switched up and spiced up so that nobody gets bored. This Sheet Pan Cajun Garlic Chicken & Fries stays in regular rotation on our dinner menu since it’s anything but ordinary!
Aside from the amazing buttery Cajun flavor, my second favorite thing about Sheet Pan Cajun Garlic Chicken & Fries is that I can have dinner on the table fast! It 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! Throw it all on a sheet pan and I’m off. My favorite sheet pan is the Nordic Ware Aluminum Sheet Pan because it bakes evenly, won’t rust, and doesn’t warp.
Sheet Pan Cajun Garlic Chicken & Fries TIPS FOR SUCCESS:
- The oven should be preheated to 400 degrees, even if your package of frozen french fries says “425” or “450.” This temperature is perfect to ensure the french fries will still be fully cooked, without drying out the chicken. If you like your fries more on the crispy side, cook them for an extra 5 minutes before adding the chicken to the pan.
- For the chicken, I use two large chicken breasts that I cut in half horizontally. They are around ½ inch thick after cutting them and 20-25 minutes in the oven had them cooked perfectly for me. Since oven temperature does vary, always make sure your chicken is cooked to an internal temp of 165 degrees before consuming.
- Double the sauce for fun and extra flavor! I love to double this sauce and drizzle extra over the warm chicken. It’s even delicious to dip the french fries into!
Check out three of my other all time favorite easy weeknight dinners!
More sheet pan recipes you may enjoy:
- Sheet Pan Beef and Broccoli
- Easy Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas
- Sheet Pan Philly Cheesesteak
- Sheet Pan Chicken Nachos
- (Our Favorite) Sheet Pan Flank Steak Fajitas
Sheet Pan Cajun Garlic Chicken & Fries
- 1 1/2 Pounds Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
- 1 16 Ounce Bag Frozen Wedge Style French Fries
- 2 Tbsp Melted butter
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 Tbsp Honey
- 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
- 1 1/2 Tbsp Cajun Seasoning
- 2 tsp Garlic Powder divided
- 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp 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 easier cleanup. I love using Silicone Baking Mat, no oil needed and clean up is fast and easy.
- In a small bowl whisk together the melted butter, oilive oil, honey, lemon, 1 Tbsp Cajun seasoning, 1 tsp garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.
- Place the fries on one side of baking sheet, sprinkle with 1/2 Tbsp Cajun seasoning and 1 tsp garlic powder.
- Place chicken breasts on second half of 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.
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