Cajun Chicken Thighs Meal Prep

Full of flavour, crispy skin, and tender meat, this Cajun Chicken Thighs Meal Prep is going to make lunches way more fun!

Full of flavour, crispy skin, and tender meat, this Cajun Chicken Thighs Meal Prep is going to make lunches way more fun!

Roasted Cajun Chicken Thighs Meal Prep

So I’m usually allll about chicken breasts but there are days where I’m craving that crispy chicken skin. To hit that craving, I turn to the slightly cheaper bone-in skin-on chicken thighs. 

This week, I’m sharing this tasty roasted cajun chicken thigh meal prep. I paired this up with some roasted sweet potatoes and some corn (because I’m one of those people who forget already having a bag of corn in the freezer and now am the proud owner of 3 bags). If you want to make the corn even more tasty, you can roast it as well for a sweet toasty flavour. 

As I mentioned previously in my How To Roast Sweet Potato Cubes post, while sweet potatoes go well with cinnamon and nutmeg, I prefer a savoury option with salt and garlic powder. I find that savoury sweet potatoes pairs better with more dishes than cinnamon/nutmeg.

How To Make Crispy Roasted Sweet Potato Cubes

What You’ll Need To Make This Baked Cajun Chicken in the Oven

How To Make Homemade Cajun Chicken Seasoning

Don’t have pre-made cajun seasoning on hand, here’s how to make your own at home! Adjust as you like as this is just a suggested guide!

  • 2 tsp sweet paprika
  • 2.5 tsp garlic powder
  • 1.5 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper

This is the set of measuring spoons I have at home and love. Here’s a set of 12 square glass spice jars with shaker tops, chalkboard labels & pen if you’re looking for spice jars to store your homemade spice mixes!

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl or spice jar until evenly combined.
  2. Use immediately, or store in a spice jar or mason jar for up to 1 year.

Full of flavour, crispy skin, and tender meat, this Cajun Chicken Thighs Meal Prep is going to make lunches way more fun!

How To Make This Crispy Cajun Chicken Thighs

  • Heat the oven to 400F
  • Coat the chicken thighs with olive oil and cajun seasoning and place evenly on a sheet pan.
  • Coat the sweet potato cubes with olive oil, salt, and garlic powder and place evenly on a separate sheet pan. 
  • If choosing to roast your corn kernels, coat with olive oil and salt and place on a separate sheet pan as well.
  • Roast everything in the oven for 35-45 minutes.
  • Give the sweet potatoes and corn kernels a stir and pull it out at the 30 minute mark.
  • Once everything is done, let the chicken cool before serving or packing up in meal prep containers.

roasted cajun chicken thighs with sweet potato and corn meal prep

TIPS ON MAKING THIS Crispy Cajun Chicken Thighs Meal Prep

  • I use two sheet pans for the sweet potato and corn to avoid overcrowding. The more space they have between each other, the better they roast!
  • Roasting the corn is optional and if you’re trying to save some time with washing dishes, you could skip this step if you wish.
  • Store for up to 5 days in the fridge in an airtight container. You can also store the sweet potatoes and chicken separately with a container with a divider.
  • Can I Sub in Chicken Breasts / Make Cajun Chicken Breasts? Chicken breasts is a lower calorie/leaner option if that is a concern for you! Here’s my post on how to cook chicken breasts perfectly to make sure it stays moist.
  • For dinner, I add in a handful of greens to the crispy cajun chicken to change things up a bit.
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crispy cajun chicken thighs

roasted cajun chicken thighs with sweet potato and corn meal prep

Cajun Chicken Thighs Meal Prep

Full of flavour, crispy skin, and tender meat, this Cajun Chicken Thighs Meal Prep is going to make lunches way more fun!

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Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Healthy, Meal Prep

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Servings: 4 servings

Author: Carmy

Ingredients

  • 8 chicken thighs
  • 2.5-3.5 tbsp olive oil
  • 2-3 tbsp cajun seasoning
  • 2 sweet potatoes cubed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup corn kernels

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 400F

  • Coat the chicken thighs with 1-2 tbsp olive oil and cajun seasoning and place evenly on a sheet pan.

  • Coat the sweet potato cubes with 1 tbsp olive oil, salt, and garlic powder and place evenly on a separate sheet pan.

  • If choosing to roast your corn kernels, coat with 1/2 tbsp olive oil and a pinch of salt and place on a separate sheet pan as well.

  • Roast everything in the oven for 35-45 minutes.

  • Give the sweet potatoes and corn kernels a stir and pull it out at the 30 minute mark.

  • Once everything is done, let the chicken cool before serving or packing up in meal prep containers.

Tried this recipe?Did you make this recipe? I’m always so happy to know about it! I’d love to see how it turned out! Tag me at @CarmysHungry on Instagram so I can see it! If you enjoyed the recipe, I’d really appreciate a comment with a 5 star rating! ♥

Nutrition

Serving: 4servings | Calories: 811kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 58g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 283mg | Sodium: 919mg | Potassium: 955mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 222.8% | Vitamin C: 2.7% | Calcium: 5% | Iron: 18.5%

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