Apr 242011
I recently received some Cajun seasoning, and Cajun food products from Mossy Bayou Foods in Louisiana, and since I did not find any recipes that were the perfect fit for my family, I decided to mix up one of my regular dishes and turn it into a Cajun dish. I ended up making Cajun Chicken with Pop Corn Rice, Black Beans and Corn on the Cob.
As a vegetarian, attempting a new meat dish is always a bit of a daunting task, since I do not know how it tastes until I have someone else try it. Amazingly, my eight-year-old loved the Cajun Chicken with Pop Corn Rice, Corn on the Cob and Black Beans, and he even asked for seconds and thirds. My toddler loved his new-tasting dinner as well, while my picky five-year-old did not even try a single bite. 

The final confirmation of the new dish’ success came, when my husband declared “I can eat this again!”.
To make the Cajun Chicken:
  1. Cut up 1-2 lb of chicken such as chicken thighs into small pieces
  2. Season it with a Cajun seasoning – I used Lioisiana Bayou Blend Seasoning from Mossy Bayou Foods)
  3. Chop 1 onion and 1 -2 garlic gloves, mix with seasaoned chicken. 
  4. Let the chicken marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes or more.
  5. Heat up a small amount of oil in a pot.
  6. Brown the chicken
  7. When chicken is browned ad 1/2 – 1 cup of water
  8. Add 1 tablespoon of ketchup
  9. Cook on medium-high for about 5 minutes, then simmer over low heat for about 30 minutes, stirring occasional to prevent the chicken from sticking to the pot. 
Serve with rice, beans and/or corn on the cob. You can mix a can of black beans with the cajun seasoning to get a great flavor.

1 can of Black Beans $0.16

3 Corn on the cob $1
2 lb chicken thighs $1.88 at Publix w/coupon
Pop corn rice and seasoning complimentary

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Do you ever make Cajun style foods?

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