Cast Iron Skillet Cajun Chicken

"This recipe is so easy - and so good! One of my favorite dishes that my mother-in-law has been making for years. Perfect when accompanied with rice. Preparing in a good "seasoned" cast iron skillet is a must for the flavor to come out right. I prefer using chicken breasts with bones, but my husband likes boneless - either way it comes out great!"
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Ready In:


  • 3 -4 skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 vidalia onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 12 tablespoons butter
  • 2 -3 teaspoons Tony Chachere's Seasoning (adjust to taste)
  • 14 teaspoon crushed white peppercorns
  • 14 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 -5 tablespoons water


  • Sprinkle chicken breasts with half the amount of Tony's seasoning. Set aside.
  • Warm up the skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add lard or butter an allow to melt.
  • Add onions and sautee until they look carmelized (they should turn a nice light brown in the cast iron pan, but not burned).
  • Add the remaining Tony's, crushed white peppercorns and garlic powder to onions and stir.
  • Turn heat down to medium.
  • Add chicken breasts and allow them to brown on one side. Flip each breast.
  • Spoon onions on top of breasts.
  • Add a few Tablespoons water.
  • Turn flame down to low/medium and cover pan.
  • Simmer for 20 minutes, checking occasionally.
  • Serve. The gravy and onions are great over rice.

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  1. jen.driess26
    Fabulous, easy dish! I made this to try something different in our menu, and is now a house favorite! Although I like spice, not everyone does in my house. I was worried it may be too spicy with the cajun seasoning, but it was just perfect! It added a little warmth to the flavor without making it too spicy for my family. Definitely a must try!!
  2. marybuck33
    This was AMAZING! I used Cavender's Greek Seasoning because it's what I had on hand & I just don't know how it could've been any better. So satisfying. Thank you for sharing! I'll be making this often!!
  3. Jesse W.
    This was awesome!!! I couldn't find Tony's cajun seasoning so I just used McCormicks and no white pepper so I just used black but same premise so I feel ok about reviewing haha The chicken was so tender and I loved the sauce that went with it. I served it with roasted golden potato wedges. Mmmm!
  4. DebbieY
    Absolutely loved this recipe! So easy to make and so little ingredients, things I usually already have on hand. I love cooking in my cast iron skillets and this recipe will be made very often. My husband loved it! ?
  5. ozzthegreat
    This turned out to be the best chicken breasts I've ever cooked! Great recipe!


  1. jen.driess26
    No tweaks - it was absolutely perfect!



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