Louisiana is, of course, a haven for those who love Cajun cooking. That’s a great thing if you’re visiting, because you’ll be greeted by the savory scent of Cajun cuisine while you’re walking down the streets and into restaurants. But how do you separate the wheat from the chaff? The Culture Trip has done the dirty work for you and picked out 10 of the best places in the state to get Cajun chicken.
At Bellue’s Fine Cajun Cuisine in Baton Rouge, you’ll find the best of everything Cajun – which includes some excellent chicken. With Bellue’s, you’ve got the choice of eating in or taking the meal to go, and it has great deals for holiday meals especially. Feel like a Cajun Christmas, anyone? If you choose to eat in, you can get chicken in several forms, like fried chicken tenders, chicken salad, or if you’re feeling a little gusty, TurDucken. Why not go for something new? You’ll be in the hands of the experts, so this is exactly the place to try it.
Coop’s Place is where to go if you’re looking for the ultimate in relaxed atmosphere and unerringly high quality food. It can be difficult to find proper Cajun-style food in New Orleans, but locals and visitors agree that Coop’s Place is one of the best restaurants you can possibly go to for it. The Cajun fried chicken is a perfect example of that dish, but it’s got several other chicken options if you’re looking to push your boundaries a little. You’ll also notice that thanks to the focus on informality, Coop’s has managed to keep its prices very low.
Coop’s Place, 1109 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA, USA +1 504 525 9053
Baton Rouge’s Capital City Grill will make you feel like you’re enjoying the classiest of dinners without making you pay the big bucks. The menu is a mash-up of southern, Cajun, and southwestern, so it’s a great place to go with a group that can’t quite agree on one place. The grilled chicken is spiced to perfection and comes with rice and veggies, but you can also get pecan chicken salad or chicken and Andouille sausage gumbo if the weather is a little chilly, and you want to warm up.
We all know it can be easy to get caught in the fun energy of the French Quarter of New Orleans and not want to leave, and when that’s the case, Olde N’awlins Cookery is where you can go to get your Cajun and Creole food fix. If chicken is what you want, try the blackened chicken po’ boy sandwich or the chicken Alfredo pasta, both of which use an enticing blend of Cajun spices to thrill your palate. You can have a lot of fun with the drinks menu, too – how about a Rajun Cajun Bloody Mary that comes with pepper vodka, sundried tomatoes, cocktail onions, and spicy green beans?
Olde N’awlins Cookery, 205 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA, USA +1 504 525 4577