the aromas of Acadian cuisine
in the Louisiana bayous,
the euphonious sound of their music…
This is the Cajun way of life.
|St.Martin Bayou Sunset by DramaQueenB Photography|
They were hunters, fishermen, and farmers, well-versed in the art of living off the land, when they arrived destitute in the New Orleans area, and were given land grants. The Acadians had a strong bond with each other as they moved into the bayous, swamps and prairies of Louisiana to start their farms.
Their old traditions and language merged with the distinctive Louisiana landscape to fuse into a new Cajun cultural identity.
A lot of people are unaware that the typical Cajun food was developed by extremely poor people. Refugees and farmers used what they had to feed large families.
Bill and I have visited the New Orleans area many times, and love Cajun-style cooking ~ it’s aromatic, spicy, and rich, really good…
This time, I used a generous portion of minced garlic, onion powder and oregano, all whisked together with spicy Robusto Italian dressing for the chicken marinade.
Bill grilled the chicken to a spicy, moist, delicious meat for our dinner.
Fire up your grill now for some seriously good Cajun-style chicken!
Grilled Cajun-Style Chicken Breasts
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 cup Wish-Bone Robusto Italian Dressing
2 tablespoons minced garlic
3 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon oregano
½ teaspoon each, salt and pepper
Combine marinade ingredients in a large bowl or a resealable plastic bag.
Add chicken breasts and let marinate for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
Remove chicken from marinade, shaking off excess.
When grill is heated, place chicken on grill over medium heat.
Grill chicken until cooked through, about 6-8 minutes per side, depending upon thickness, or when thermometer registers 165°.