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Cajun Red Beans & Rice Chicken Skillet
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Resting Time
5 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Course: dinner
Servings: 4 Servings
What You Need
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4-5 tsp. Cajun Seasoning (store bought or homemade)
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup onion
  • 1/2 cup celery
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper *see helpful hint
  • roughly chopped parsley optional garnish
DIY Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. onion salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
Instructions
  1. Season chicken breasts on both sides with approximately 2 tsp. Cajun seasoning.  Drizzle large skillet with 2 Tbsp. olive oil and cook each chicken breast on each side over medium-high heat for approximately 1 minute, enough to brown each side only.  Transfer to a plate while you combine remaining ingredients in the skillet.

    Yes, the chicken is still raw, and yes, it will be cooked through for dinner time.

  2. Reduce heat to medium-low and add chicken broth, Zatarain's Family Size Red Beans & Rice Dinner Mix, onions, celery, green peppers, and remaining *2-3 tsp. Cajun seasoning.  Stir to combine.

    *This is where you can customize your meal.  To control spiciness, add as little or all of the remaining seasoning.

  3. Return browned chicken breasts to the skillet, evenly spacing each breast atop the rice mixture.

    Cover skillet with lid and simmer over that medium-low heat for 20-25 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed and chicken is cooked through to 165 degrees.

    Sprinkle with optional chopped parsley and serve.