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Cajun Chicken Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Cajun Chicken

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"Mixed nuts add a savory richness to this spicy stovetop chicken dish that's served over Spanish rice."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings


  1. Prepare Spanish rice mix according to package directions. Keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the flour, poultry seasoning, garlic powder, paprika, black pepper, and cayenne pepper in a large bowl. Toss the chicken pieces in the seasoned flour to coat.
  3. Heat the margarine in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken, and cook until lightly browned and almost cooked through. Stir the nuts into the chicken; cook and stir until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the middle. Serve chicken on top of prepared Spanish rice.
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 20 mins
  • READY IN 35 mins

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Mar 24, 2009

I doubled the amount of flour didnt seem like it would be enough for the amount of chicken we had...and turns out doubling it was just right. It was a bit spicy for my taste so maybe next time I'll keep the pepper to the original amount. This was very easy and smelled divine while cooking. I added onions and green peppers to the chicken while cooking which my boyfriend agreed was a nice touch. The nuts were also a pleasant surprise but made the dish a bit heavy on the stomach. We had a good amount left over which was great. Worth the effort!

Mar 28, 2011

Delicious! I doubled the recipe for the dry ingredients. I didn't have any nuts, and used thighs instead of breasts, and the chicken turned out fabulous. I served it with spanish rice, black beans, and corn. I'll def make again!!!!


11 Ratings

Jan 22, 2012

Very good!! Rubbed chicken with the spices (did double spices) and let them sit in the fridge for a few hours. Chicken turned out very moist. I used mine cold the next day on a salad and it was wonderful. Next time I will take one persons suggestion to add some bell peppers and onions into the mix.

Feb 28, 2011

This recipe was amazing! The rub for the chicken was soooo good and had an excellect kick to it! I paired it with the spanish rice, kidney beans, corn and pineapple and it was amazing!

Feb 23, 2011

This was so easy; made it for Valentine's i was out of flour, used waffle mix & I too thought it didn't look like enough but it turned out fine and my husband loved it;)Thanks for sharing;)

Sep 01, 2013

This recipe was surprisingly doable for a cooking newbie.

Mar 12, 2012

We thought this was really good. The chicken mixed well with the rice. Only thing was when the chicken cooked it stayed gooey. It was like the butter wouldn't let the flour mixture create a crust. But it still tasted great. Will def. make again.

Apr 12, 2013

I added a little extra garlic powder, and didn't have poultry seasoning, so I added a pinch of rosemary, thyme and sage. Otherwise I followed the recipe amounts for dry ingredients, and although I thought it wouldn't be enough coating, it was. I also used half olive oil and half butter--next time I may reduce the butter a bit more. I like the idea of adding onion (and maybe fresh garlic) next time. This is an easy meal to make, with great results. Oh--I used thighs instead of breasts, because that's what I had on hand.


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  • Calories
  • 399 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.4 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 25.8 g
  • 40%
  • Fiber
  • 4 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 25 g
  • 50%
  • Sodium
  • 392 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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