Cajun Chicken

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In celebration of “Fat Tuesday” this is a spicy chicken recipe that has a nice “kick” to it. But you can enjoy this anytime. I made this whole meal with the Mardi Gras colors in mind, purple, green and yellow. I made purple mashed potatoes for the purple, green beans for the green and chicken for the yellow.

This is a quick meal to prepare and full of flavor. Let me know your comments if you make this recipe and as always, enjoy!

 

Cajun Chicken

Ingredients: Serves 2

  • 12 ounces chicken strips, (boneless, skinless chicken breast)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • salt for seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons cajun seasoning mix

Cajun Seasoning:

2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons ground black pepper

Mix all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Use about 1 tablespoon for 6 ounces of chicken.

Season the chicken with salt. In a small mixing bowl add the vegetable oil and the cajun seasoning mix. Mix with a fork to blend all of the spiceswith the oil. Add the chicken and coat well. Allow to marinade for about 15 minutes-30 minutes.

Heat a non stick skillet over medium heat until hot. Using a fork or tongs to remove the chicken, add the chicken to the hot skillet. Turn heat to medium low. Cook for 3 minutes. Turn chicken over and cook 3 more minutes.

Serve with mashed potatoes and green beans.

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