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Cajun Chicken

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Cajun chicken is a dish that originates from Louisiana, USA, particularly from the Cajun culture. It’s known for its bold and spicy flavors, typical of Cajun cuisine. Here’s a simple recipe to make Cajun chicken:

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning (store-bought or homemade)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Start by seasoning the chicken breasts generously with Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper. Rub the seasoning evenly over the chicken.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Once the oil is hot, add the seasoned chicken breasts to the skillet. Cook for about 6-7 minutes on each side, or until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the center. The cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of your chicken breasts.
  4. While the chicken is cooking, add minced garlic, sliced onion, and bell pepper to the skillet. Sautee until the vegetables are tender and caramelized.
  5. Once the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender, remove them from the skillet and set them aside.
  6. Optionally, deglaze the skillet with a splash of chicken broth or water to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom.
  7. Return the chicken and vegetables to the skillet and toss everything together to combine.
  8. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley if desired.
  9. Serve hot and enjoy your Cajun chicken with rice, potatoes, or your favorite side dishes.

This dish is not only delicious but also quite versatile. You can adjust the level of spiciness by adding more or less Cajun seasoning according to your taste preferences.

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