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cajun chicken and rice

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a recipe by
Pam Crist
Swartz Creek, MI

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

★★★★★ 1
serves 4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 45 Min

Ingredients For cajun chicken and rice

  • 6
    boneless skinless chicken breasts (2 1/2 lbs)
  • 1 tsp
    cajun seasoning
  • 3 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 lg
    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
  • 1 can
    (14 oz) reduced sodium chicken broth

How To Make cajun chicken and rice

  • 1
    Cut 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.
  • 2
    In 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.
  • 3
    Return 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.
  • 4
    Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with remaining green onions. Refrigerate any leftovers.

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