Cajun Chicken Sandwiches

Well that was no fun! Some of you may have noticed that the blog was down for a few hours today, not exactly sure why it happened but my lovely husband was able to get it all figured out and we’re up and running again. Yay! It is a good thing he was able to fix it so quickly because I really wanted to share this recipe with you today. Ryan is a huge sandwich fan so I am always trying to think of new sandwiches to make. I like hearty sandwiches because  they are perfect for lunch or dinner and are generally really simple to make. For this sandwich recipe I coated chicken breasts with Cajun seasoning and while that would be yummy on it’s own, to take it to another level I made a quick coleslaw to go on top, added some crunchy red onion rings and sandwiched it all between a toasted onion hamburger bun. I think it may be my new favorite sandwich.

Some people may be a bit leery of the spice of the Cajun seasoning but the tangy, creamy coleslaw balances the flavors out nicely, so while the sandwich has a little kick it is not too spicy. Please note, when when making these sandwiches, it is best to make the coleslaw in advance to give the flavors a chance to meld together.

Cajun Chicken Sandwiches Recipe

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  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • kosher salt and pepper taste
  • 4 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 4 chicken breasts, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning ( I use Weber's)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • red onion ring slices
  • 4 onion hamburger buns



To make the coleslaw whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, granulated garlic, celery salt and kosher salt and pepper. Add shredded cabbage and carrots. Toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.


Place the chicken breasts between two pieces of plastic wrap, use a mallet or rolling pin flatten the chicken breasts so they have a uniform thickness, about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thickness.


Season both sides of the chicken breasts liberally with Cajun seasoning, about 1/2 teaspoon per side. Rub the seasoning into the chicken.


Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Cook the chicken in the skillet until cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Remove from heat and let rest.


Turn your oven broiler setting on. Once heated, place the onion hamburger buns under the broiler and cook until golden about 1-2 minutes.


Once the buns have toasted, place the chicken breast on the bun, top with coleslaw and onion rings and top of bun. Serve.


Be sure to put out some extra napkins as these sandwiches can get a little messy, but that is all part of the fun right? If you're looking for a side dish, I served them with a salad and Crispy Parmesan Onion Rings but they would also be delicious with Homemade Potato Chips . Enjoy!

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    April 6, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    That sandwich looks really good!

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      April 7, 2009 at 3:05 pm

      Thanks Kevin! It is delicious :)

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    April 3, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Thank you Cassie!
    Nina: I used to serve it on the side and then thought what the heck and it was super yummy! Thank you!
    Haha Sara that is funny!Thank you, and I agree, we must have the same taste in food. :)

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    Sara: Our Best Bites
    April 3, 2009 at 9:11 am

    You know what’s funny- every single time I’m browsing around on foodgawker or tastespotting I end up clicking on your pictures! I never really look to see who posts anything, I just click on things that look good and every time I come here and think, ooh, her again! That must mean we share taste in food I guess! Anyway, once again, looks like a yummy meal!

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    April 3, 2009 at 3:51 am

    I love this idea, I always serve the coleslaw on the side, but it makes perfect sense to put it on top!!!! Beautiful site!!!!

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    April 2, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    THis sandwich sound very good. I would love one for lunch.

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