Cajun Chicken & Chips

A ketchup-based dipping sauce accompanies these pan-fried boneless chicken breasts. Cajun seasoning in the crispy coating adds extra heat.

Cajun Chicken & Chips
Servings: 6 Prep 15 mins Chill 2 hrs Cook 16 mins


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 rib celery, finely chopped
  • 1/2 large green pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 5 teaspoons Cajun Seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot-pepper sauce
  • 1 cup cracker meal
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (2 pounds total)
  • 1/4 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 1 bag (28 ounces) frozen steak fries, cooked

Make It

1. In a bowl, stir together ketchup, celery, green pepper, 1 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning and red pepper sauce. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours.

2. In a shallow dish or pie plate, stir together remaining 4 teaspoons Cajun Seasoning, cracker meal and salt. Place flour in a second dish and eggs in a third dish.

3. Coat each breast in flour, dip in egg, then coat with cracker meal mixture.

4. In a large skillet, heat shortening over medium-high heat. Working in batches to avoid crowding skillet, add chicken to hot shortening; cook until lightly browned, crispy and internal temperature registers 170 degrees F on instant-read thermometer, 7 to 9 minutes per side. Serve with fries and seasoned ketchup on the side.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 589, Fat, total (g): 19, chol. (mg): 166, sat. fat (g): 6, carb. (g): 62, fiber (g): 3, pro. (g): 42, sodium (mg): 1399, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.