Cajun Chicken

As you probably know, we completed our nutrition education in the South (Atlanta for Tammy, North Carolina for Lyssie) and have such a soft spot in our hearts for the land below the Mason Dixon line. 😉 Nothing like a little southern hospitality and charm to make us smile! And we gotta say that we are dying to get to the New Orleans (for so many reasons!) since despite having have spent time living in the South, we never made it there! One reason we’re excited to make that trip is that we love spicy food and we wanna give our tongues a taste of good ole’ New Orleans heat, so we’ve whipped up this delish Cajun Chicken recipe in anticipation of our arrival later this year on vacay! We hope you like it as much as we do! 🙂

And if you’re a fan of Cajun flavors, you may like our Cajun & Kale Popcorn! Or if you’re just looking for more ways to make chicken that’s not humdrum, try our Peruvian Style Chicken , our Rosemary Chicken or our Yogurt Paprika Chicken!

 Cajun Chicken

 

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Cajun Chicken

This recipe is delish as it is, but some may want to add the sauce for an extra zing!

Serves: 4

 

Ingredients

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

1 large lemon

1/2 tbsp hot sauce

1/8 tbsp salt

1 tbsp fresh cracked pepper

1 tablespoon cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon paprika

1 tablespoon onion powder

1 tablespoon garlic powder

 

1/4 cup Greek yogurt (optional)

Hot sauce to taste (optional)

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to broil. Rinse off the chicken breasts and pat them dry.
  2. Mix together all dry ingredients and then rub on chicken breasts evenly on both sides.
  3. Add the hot sauce and the juice of lemon into baking pan and stir together. Set the chicken in the baking pan and flip over to moisten on both sides. Place the pan in the oven and broil for 7 minutes, flip over and broil an additional 7 minutes on the other side.
  4. For sauce, if using: In a small bowl, mix Greek yogurt and hot sauce to your desired heat.  Drizzle over chicken.
  5. Serve with a side salad, steamed veggies and a whole grain like a half cup of quinoa! Enjoy!!

 

Nutrition Facts: 119 calories, 2 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 49 mg cholesterol, 294 mg sodium, 6 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 20 g protein

Cajun Chicken
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 large lemon
  • ½ tbsp hot sauce
  • ⅛ tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • Hot sauce to taste
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to broil. Rinse off the chicken breasts and pat them dry.
  2. Mix together all dry ingredients and then rub on chicken breasts evenly on both sides..
  3. Add the hot sauce and the juice of lemon into baking pan and stir together. Set the chicken in the baking pan and flip over to moisten on both sides. Place the pan in the oven and broil for 7 minutes, flip over and broil an additional 7 minutes on the other side.
  4. In a small bowl, mix Greek yogurt and hot sauce to your desired heat. Drizzle over chicken.
  5. Serve with a side salad, steamed veggies and a whole grain like a half cup of quinoa! Enjoy!!
Nutrition Information
Calories: 119 Fat: 2 g Saturated fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 6 g Sugar: 2 g Sodium: 294 mg Fiber: 2 g Protein: 20 g Cholesterol: 49 mg

 

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