Cajun Chicken and Rice

Pam Crist

By
@cristmom1988

My family loves spice. This is a quick and easy recipe with just enough cajun spice.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
45 Min

Ingredients

6
boneless skinless chicken breasts (2 1/2 lbs)
1 tsp
cajun seasoning
3 Tbsp
vegetable oil
1 large
bell pepper (your choice of color), chopped
6
green onions, chopped
3/4 c
celery, chopped
1 c
long grain rice, uncooked
3 oz
bacon pieces
1 c
salsa
1 can(s)
(14 oz) reduced sodium chicken broth

Step-By-Step

1Cut chicken into 1-inch chunks. Sprinkle with cajun seasoning. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken 8 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from skillet.
2In same skillet, cook pepper, three-fourths of green onions and celery for 5 minutes, or until pepper is crisp-tender. Add uncooked rice to skillet and cook 1 minute.
3Return chicken to skillet. Stir in bacon pieces, salsa and broth. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 25 minutes or until rice has absorbed liquid and chicken is done (internal temperature should reach 170 degrees F.
4Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with remaining green onions. Refrigerate any leftovers.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Hashtags: #rice, #cajun