Homemade Creole Butter Injection Marinade

Homemade Cajun Butter Injection

I’m all about some moist & mouth watering meat.  And, one of the ways I make this happen is with my creole butter injection marinade.  Yes, I make it myself.

I use my homemade version in turkey, chicken, & pork – and it’s absolutely divine. It’s extremely easy to prepare, and it’s add quite the level of moistness & flavor in whatever you’re injecting it in.

In addition to brining, I use this on whole turkeys every time I make them (you don’t have to inject and brine your turkey – that’s just me).  Plus, I use it almost every time I make a roasted chicken or pork roast. You can find an injector for really cheap.  I actually bought mine at good ol’ Wal-Mart for about $3 bucks – and you can also find them for pretty cheap on Amazon as well.

Here’s what you need:

Homemade Cajun Butter Injection

And yes, that’s Phil Robertson’s cajun spice…. you know – the dad from Duck Dynasty.  I’m a tiny obsessed with that show (ok, maybe more than a tiny bit – quack quack), but I have to admit – the Cajun spice is really good!  However, you certainly don’t have to have that same brand.  Any Cajun spice will do! Just use your favorite!

Combine the melted butter, garlic powder, & Cajun spice in a small bowl; whisk to combine.  You will need 1 recipe for a roasting chicken or pork roast – and you will need a double recipe for a turkey.

Easy Injection Recipe

Pull the handle of the injector towards you so the injection is ‘inhaled’ inside.

Easy Injection Recipe

Now, inject your poultry or pork all over – and using different angles each time you inject as well to be sure your injection marinade gets all in your meat.

Homemade Cajun Butter Injection


Homemade Cajun Butter Injection

Don’t worry if you have a little spillage.  That’s perfectly normal.  That’s more of a flavor profile on the skin if you ask me 😉

Homemade Cajun Butter Injection

Roast your poultry or pork as normal.

It makes for one MOIST, SUCCULENT, & FLAVORFUL piece of meat!!  See? 

Homemade Cajun Butter Injection




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Homemade Cajun Butter Injection
  • 1 stick of butter, melted
  • 1-2 tablespoons of Cajun seasoning (depending on how much seasoning you want)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  1. Combine all ingredients together in a small bowl; whisk to combine. Put the mixture into your injector, and inject your poultry or pork all over, and at different angles. Roast as normal.
  2. *Double this recipe for injecting a turkey!
Double this recipe for injecting a turkey!

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  • Martha

    oh that looks delicious! I have an injector but have never used it. maybe next week? 🙂

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  • mrlumpy17 .

    Does’nt Phil Robertson ‘s Cajun Spice have 290mg of Sodium per 1/2 Tsp.?

  • JOn

    Don’t go thinkin’ this is a low sodium injection, by the way. Good ol’ Phil’s cajun spice has 290 mg of sodium per HALF teaspoon.

  • THFC54

    Not sure what I did wrong but I doubled the recipe for turkey and the cajun seasoning did not dissolve at all. The butter congealed as soon as it was injected it. So I rubbed the lumps of seasoning and butter into the skin. I should have waited until the turkey came to room temp to inject.. Plus doubling the seasoning was a disaster. It will NOT pass through the needle I pass on this one.

  • Kari E-R

    Tried this yesterday on a turkey we deep fried…got rave reviews…I did change it a bit…let the bird sit for about half an hour out of the fridge and added half a cup of chicken broth…used Tony Chachere’s creole seasoning….Injected easily with no clumping/congealing…fried up beautiful…will do this recipe again…and again

    • JoGrow Smith

      You used one half cup of chicken broth as well as the butter or instead of the butter?

      • Kari E-R

        added with the butter…i melted the butter added seasonings…added low sodium chicken broth

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