Cajun Chicken and Corn

79 Reviews
93% would make this recipe again

Chicken drumsticks and ears of fresh corn, lightly coated with a spice mixture, then grilled.

This recipe is an American « Deep South » classic.

Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 25 min
370 calories/serving


8 chicken drumsticks 900 g
3 ears of corn 900 g
3 tbsp butter, unsalted 40 g
1 clove garlic, minced
2 1/2 tsp ground pepper 8 g
1/2 tbsp ground cumin 4 g
1/2 tbsp paprika 5 g
1 tsp cayenne pepper 3 g
1/2 tbsp salt 7 g


  1. Trim any excess fat from the chicken, but leave the skin intact. Make 2 diagonal cuts in the thickest parts of the drumsticks to allow the flavours to penetrate the meat as much as possible.
  2. Pull the husks and silk off the ears of corn, then rinse them and pat them dry with paper towels. Using a heavy knife, cut the ears into thick chunks, about 4 cm each.
  3. Put the butter in a microwave safe bowl and melt it a few seconds in a microwave oven. Put the chicken and corn pieces in the bowl and coat them well with the melted butter.
  4. Mince the garlic then add it to a small bowl. Add the spices and salt, mix well, then sprinkle the mixture over the chicken and corn pieces. Toss well to coat evenly.
  5. Cook the drumsticks on a medium-hot grill for about 15 min, turning them once. Add the corn and continue to grill the drumsticks and corn for an additional 10 min, turning them occasionally until they are golden-brown. Alternatively, broil the chicken and corn in the oven.
  6. Serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (210 g)


% Daily Value




22 g

34 %

Saturated 3.8 g
+ Trans 0.3 g

21 %


100 mg


650 mg

27 %


18 g

6 %


3 g

14 %


3 g

Net Carbs

15 g


27 g

Vitamin A

22 %

Vitamin C

13 %


2 %


14 %


This recipe is :
Free  :
Added Sugar
Good source of  :
Folacin, Magnesium, Manganese, Vitamin A
Source of  :
Fibre, Iron, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Zinc


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 1
Vegetables 0
Meat and Alternatives 3
Fats 4

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79 Reviews (68 with rating only) 93% would make this recipe again
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july 18, 2016 | I would make this recipe again

Used half of the cayenne.

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may 29, 2012 | I would make this recipe again

Everyone loved it - even the kids who are "spice-timid". Super easy to make and a fun BBQ recipe. Even works in the oven, so it's a perfect year round recipe... if you can get the corn.

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may 28, 2012 | I would make this recipe again

Okay, I admit I chickened out on the cayenne quantity and put maybe half in. I didn't use as much pepper as I could have, either, as it would have taken more time than I have patience to grind that much. I didn't put in as much salt as called for, I just can't bring myself to put that much in. That said, I thought this was really good, and even the most hot-stuff-shy member of the family said it was good. I might put more cayenne and black pepper in next time, or I might not. What really surprised me was that the corn didn't get dried out like I was afraid it would - that was a plus! Overall, this is a very easy, tasty meal that you can vary to suit your taste buds without making it bland. Thumbs up!

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august 18, 2010

I had to put 3 times more spices and it don't taste cajun to me... disapointing

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june 26, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

Abit spicy for young children, but quite a wonderful dish!

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october 20, 2021 | I would make this recipe again

I love this recipe with the spice content. I have made it twice now but have altered the cayanne pepper content down from the suggestion. I have had it with and without the chicken. As a tip I used a brush to spread the spices on the corn to get an even coverage and perhaps a faster application on the corn

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october 20, 2021 | I would make this recipe again

Very tastey.

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october 20, 2021

Incredibly, couldn't find any corn at my local IGA - just went with chicken drumsticks. Found that too much of the spice did not stick to the drumsticks - left most in the bowl. In the end, the taste was so-so.

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