Recipe by: Rita Held, Angostura Culinary Ambassador

Angostura® Aromatic Bitters adds a rich flavor dimension to the chicken and barbecue sauce in this easy, kid-friendly recipe.

Cajun Chicken Strips Angostura Bitters

Cajun Chicken Strips with BBQ Dip

Yield: 18-20

Serving Size: 3

Calories per serving: 150

Fat per serving: 4.5 g


  • 1/4 C fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp Angostura® Aromatic Bitters
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Hot pepper sauce
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut lengthwise into 3-4” long strips
  • 1/2 C cornmeal
  • 1-2 Tbsp cajun seasoning bend
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
    BBQ Dip
  • Add 1 tsp Angostura® Aromatic Bitters to 1/2 C of your favorite barbecue sauce


    BBQ Dip
  1. Combine marinade ingredients, adding a splash of hot pepper sauce.
  2. Pour over chicken and toss to coat.
  3. Refrigerate 2 hours, turning chicken at least once.
    Chicken Strips
  1. Pre-heat oven to 425°F.
  2. Lightly oil a large sheet pan.
  3. In a small bowl stir together cornmeal, Cajun seasoning and salt.
  4. Drain chicken; discard marinade.
  5. One by one, dip chicken strips in breading to coat; shake off excess and place strips on sheet pan.
  6. Bake 15 minutes or until golden.
  7. Serve warm with BBQ dip.

Nutrition information per serving (about 3 strips): 150 calories, 4.5g fat (1g sat. fat), 45mg chol, 17g protein, 10g carb, 310mg sodium, 0g fiber