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Add some heat to your grilled chicken recipe repertoire with our Grilled Chicken with Cajun Crawfish Cream Sauce. The creamy sauce cuts a bit of the spice and pairs perfectly with the tender chicken.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary

20 mins
15 mins
12 mins


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  • Place chicken in a shallow dish. Pour lemon juice over chicken; sprinkle with thyme. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Cover and chill for 15 to 30 minutes. Meanwhile, thaw crawfish if frozen.

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  • Drain chicken, discarding marinade. For a charcoal or gas grill, place chicken on grill rack of a covered grill directly over medium-high heat. Grill for 12 to 15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (170° F), turning once halfway through grilling. Transfer to a serving platter; cover with foil to keep warm.

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  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet melt butter over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook and stir for 1 minute or until golden. Stir in crawfish, whipping cream, roasted peppers, and Cajun seasoning. Simmer, uncovered, for 4 to 5 minutes or until thickened. Stir in parsley, sherry, and Parmesan cheese. Cook about 3 minutes more or until sherry is reduced and sauce is thickened. Serve sauce over grilled chicken.


Look for crawfish tails in the freezer section of your seafood market or grocery store. If desired, substitute 8 ounces fresh or frozen peeled, deveined shrimp for the crawfish. To use shrimp, thaw shrimp, if frozen; chop.

Nutrition Facts

481 calories; total fat 30g; saturated fat 17g; polyunsaturated fat 2g; monounsaturated fat 8g; cholesterol 237mg; sodium 462mg; potassium 830mg; carbohydrates 8g; fiber 1g; sugar 1g; protein 41g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 1312IU; vitamin c 66mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 16mg; vitamin b6 1mg; folate 36mcg; vitamin b12 2mcg; calcium 91mg; iron 2mg.


11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1