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5 from 9 votes

Cajun Butter Chicken Breast Recipe

Tender pan seared chicken breasts are goldena and full flavoured. Seared in Cajun seasoning and garlic butter, ready in under 15 minutes. No marinating!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: steak bites
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 299kcal
Author: Karina


For Cajun Seasoning:

  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar KETO: use brown sugar substitute
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons mild paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon each garlic powder and onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon each chili powder and cayenne pepper, add more if you like heat
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper to taste

For Chicken:

  • 2 large chicken breasts (8-11oz | 250-300g each), sliced horizontally in half to make 4 steaks
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken stock/broth


  • Combine cajun seasoning ingredients and toss chicken in the seasoning. Drizzle with 1/2 tablespoon of oil and rub seasoning all over to evenly coat. 
  • Heat remaining oil and 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet or pan over medium-high heat until combined and hot.
  • Sear chicken in batches for 5-7 minutes each side until golden or internal temperature is 165°F / 75°C using a meat thermometer. Remove from pan; set aside to rest for 5 minutes.
  • While chicken is resting, make the sauce.
    Reduce heat to medium. Melt remaining butter in the pan. Sauté garlic until fragrant (about 30 seconds), while scraping up any browned bits from the pan. Pour in the broth and let reduce for 2-3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  • Take the pan off the heat. Drizzle sauce over the chicken.
  • Serve warm.


*Feel free to add 1/2 - 1 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning!


Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 429mg | Potassium: 273mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g