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Yields:
6 servings
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Meal Type:
Main Dishes
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Creamy Cajun chicken

Delicious Southern chicken dish that's terrific with pasta.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Mix garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, paprika, black pepper, cayenne and salt. This creates the Cajun spice.
  2. Chop tomato, set aside. Chop peppers, onion and mince garlic. Cut chicken into bite size pieces.
  3. Add butter and olive oil to heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken liberally with Cajun spice.
  4. Add half of chicken and cook 2 minutes letting chicken sit, do not stir. Turn and cook the other side 2 minutes. Remove to a plate and repeat with remaining chicken, then adding to plate.
  5. Add peppers and onion and cook until they get a little color on them, 4 to 5 minutes.
  6. Add tomatoes and garlic cook 2 to 3 minutes. Remove veggies to a plate.
  7. Add chicken stock and cook until it reduces a little. Add heavy cream and stir to combine.
  8. Add chicken and veggies back to skillet stirring to combine.
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Don't use the pasta - eat it plain, or over spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles.
28 Dec 11 by member: beakerwill
This recipe has so much flavor, I can't believe I'm dieting.
07 Feb 12 by member: PGaiser
I used fat free greek yogurt instead of heavy cream. More nutritional. And put it over whole wheat pasta. I really liked it but my husband didnt love it. He says I am a great cook and it wasnt my best. So since it wasnt a win for everyone i gave it a 3. Regardless of what he thinks I would make it again!
28 Mar 12 by member: bethaney

     
 

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Nutrition summary:

There are 322 calories in 1 serving of Creamy Cajun chicken.
Calorie break-down: 69% fat, 9% carbs, 22% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving
 
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 227
Calories 322
 
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 25.24g 39%
  Saturated Fat 12.644g 63%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1.336g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 9.341g  
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 866mg 36%
Potassium 218mg  
Total Carbohydrate 7.14g 2%
  Dietary Fiber 1.5g 6%
  Sugars 2.66g  
Protein 17.88g  
 
Vitamin A 18% Vitamin C 75%
Calcium 4% Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18
16%
of RDI*
(322 calories)
16% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
 
Carbohydrate (9%)
 
Fat (69%)
 
Protein (22%)
Carbohydrates, 7.14g (9%) Fat, 25.24g (69%) Protein, 17.88g (22%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories