Cajun Chicken Ragu

Cajun Chicken Ragu

Chef John

"This is an old, personal favorite recipe of mine. While not totally authentic, it celebrates the fabulous flavors of Cajun cuisine. Serve this thick sauce over rice."
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Ingredients

1 h servings 467 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 467 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 29.6 g
  • 46%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.7g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 28.2 g
  • 56%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 87 mg
  • 29%
  • Sodium:
  • 1708 mg
  • 68%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Cook and stir bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp, about 10 minutes. Transfer bacon to a bowl with a slotted spoon, reserving 2 tablespoons bacon fat in the pan.
  2. Return skillet to medium heat; cook and stir onion, celery, and a pinch of salt until onion begins to soften, about 5 minutes. Add green bell pepper, red bell pepper, and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, until bell peppers are soft, about 5 minutes.
  3. Pour vegetable oil into the onion mixture, sprinkle in flour, and cook until flour is browned and mixture thickens, about 5 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon black pepper, paprika, oregano, and cayenne pepper and stir to combine.
  4. Pour 1/4 cup of chicken broth into vegetable mixture; cook and stir, scraping any browned bits off the bottom of the pan, until combined. Add remaining broth and Worcestershire sauce. Increase heat to medium-high and simmer until sauce is thick and reduced slightly, about 10 minutes.
  5. Reduce heat to low. Add andouille sausage, chicken, and reserved bacon. Cook until heated hot.
  6. Remove from heat, stir in green onions, and season with salt and black pepper to taste.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

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But with tweaks...I cooked 3 chicken breasts in the crockpot with one can of chicken broth until done. Shredded the chicken, and then added the veggies and one package of Jennie-O Turkey Smoked...

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Made this for friends who are foodies and they loved it! I enjoyed it, but just not in my wheelhouse. It seemed like it was just a thrown together thing no matter how much I tried to up the ante...

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But with tweaks...I cooked 3 chicken breasts in the crockpot with one can of chicken broth until done. Shredded the chicken, and then added the veggies and one package of Jennie-O Turkey Smoked...

I do love ChefJohn's recipes. That said I made one change. I didn't have any cooked chicken so I roasted a couple leg quarters seasoned with some homemade creole seasoning. Once it was cool, I ...

I loved the spice in this Cajun Chicken Ragu however, I felt it needed some flavor on the front end, not sure what though. I just heated up the leftovers for lunch and it was almost better the ...

My husband devoured this. I made it for him as it is really not my thing. It was definitely tasty for me but he thought it was the cats meow. He told me that he loved being married to me beca...

Absolutely Delicious! I knew going into this recipe that I didn't have the time to cook chicken (Frozen chicken + hungry teen begging for food = hurry up) so I made with only the andouille. I al...

This was really good but like another reviewer mentioned it seemed that it needed something. I added a little extra spice, oregano, and about 2 tablespoons of tomato paste. Just seemed as if i...

The best part of this dish was the next day...added 2 cups homemade chicken soup broth...makes a hearty, delicious soup.

Made this for friends who are foodies and they loved it! I enjoyed it, but just not in my wheelhouse. It seemed like it was just a thrown together thing no matter how much I tried to up the ante...

I cooked this in a slow cooker and then shredded the chicken when done. Like other reviewers, I thought this needed much more flavour. I used a Cajun spice mix to help with the flavour and tomat...

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