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This Cajun chicken recipe is economical and healthy and includes an easy to make home made Cajun chicken rub.

chicken dinnerWe used a large cast iron skillet to make it in the video.  I think you will find it easier to make if you use a cast iron dutch oven instead.  You can also increase the rice and add other vegetable to stretch it if you do.

Cajun Chicken Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded flat and cubed
  • 5 tbsp cajun seasoning (recipe below)
  • 1 cup long grain brown rice
  • 2 1/4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • rough chopped cilantro or parsley

Homemade Cajun Chicken Rub

  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp onion salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

Mix ingredients together.

Cajun Chicken Cooking Instructions:

  • Season chicken breasts on both sides with half of the cajun rub.
  • Coat pan with olive oil and brown chicken over medium high heat for about a minute on each side.  Remove
  • Reduce heat to medium and add rice, peppers, chicken broth and remaining cajun seasoning
  • Return chicken to pan.  Cover and simmer for about 25 minutes.
  • Add cilantro or parsley and serve

When using a large dutch oven to prepare this meal you can easily double the rice and broth to feed more and make it even more economical.