Pan Roasted Cajun Apple Chicken

I am in love with cooking. Something about it just makes me feel in control. The entire process is somewhat stressful, but it soothes me. When I am in the kitchen I feel free to create. Oftentimes I make things up as I go–which of course can end up in a hot mess, but that’s neither here nor there. This Cajun Apple Chicken was something I created while winging it in the kitchen, and the finished product did not disappoint.

8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1/2 tbsn garlic powder
1/2 tbsp onion powder
1/2 tbsp paprika
1/2 tbsp cajun seasoning
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried cilantro
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup apple juice (not from concentrate)

Rub seasonings on the chicken (let sit for at least an hour)
Heat olive oil in a pan on medium heat
Once it’s heated, add the chicken thighs and sear 5 minutes on each side
Pour in apple juice and cut heat down to a simmer
Cover the pan and cook on low-medium heat for 20-25 minutes

***Chicken thighs are the most forgiving part of the chicken so you will still be safe if you overcook.

This dish pairs well with roasted asparagus and red pepper rings.


  1. This is such a great recipe, my chicken turned out delicious! I was a bit skeptical at first because I wasn’t sure how Cajun and Apple would taste together. To my surprise it was a great combination of flavors and I plan to make this dish soon!

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