5-Ingredient Cajun-Spiced Grilled Chicken

Syrupy barbecue sauces are tangy and delicious, but they often contain added sugar. Avoid all of those empty calories and get the balance[ your taste buds crave with Cajun seasoning and apple cider vinegar.]

Total Time:
24 hr 15 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
24 hr
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed
  • 1 1/8 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon canola, grapeseed or rice bran oil, plus more for grilling
  • 1/3 cup Italian flat-leaf parsley, leaves separated
Directions
  • Sprinkle the chicken on both sides with the Cajun seasoning. Place the chicken in a baking dish and drizzle with the vinegar and oil. Shake the pan gently to coat the chicken underneath. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight for the best flavor.

  • When you are ready to grill, move the chicken to the counter to take off the chill. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat, about 400 degrees F.

  • Lightly oil the grill and place the chicken on it, smooth-side down. Cook until grill marks appear and the chicken lifts up easily, about 4 minutes. Rotate the chicken by a 45-degree angle and cook to mark, about 3 minutes. Flip the chicken to the other side and cook until cooked through, about 2 minutes. Top with the parsley. Serve hot.

Cook's Note: To oil the grill, fold a half sheet of paper towel a few times until it is a small square. Dip one side in oil and, using grill tongs, rub the oiled paper towel on the grill in the areas that you will cook the chicken.


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