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Cajun Chicken
with squash saute / salsa / guacamole

Active: 35 min Total: 35 min

Cajun seasoning gives these chicken tenders big, bold flavor. Serve them with a salsa and guacamole for dipping.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Guacamole:
  • Shallots - 1 clove, chopped
  • Jalapenos - 1/2, chopped
  • Cilantro - 1 Tbsp, chopped
  • Avocados - 2, mashed
  • Lime juice - 1 tsp
Cajun Chicken:
  • Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless - 1 1/2 lb, chopped
  • Cajun seasoning - 1 Tbsp
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Salsa, store-bought (choose your fave) - 1/2 cup
Squash Saute:
  • Bell peppers - 1/2, chopped
  • Onions, red - 1/2, chopped
  • Squash, summer (sub zucchini or use a combination) - 1 lb, cubed
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, sherry - 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Chicken breasts - Chop chicken. Tenderize with a fork and then season with Cajun seasoning. (Note: if your Cajun seasoning mix does not contain salt, add some salt). (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  2. Bell peppers / Onions / Shallots / Jalapenos - Prep as directed. Store bell peppers and onions in one container. Combine shallots and jalapenos. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Squash Prep as directed and store. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
  4. Guacamole - Chop cilantro. Mash avocados and combine with shallots, jalapenos and cilantro. Season with lime juice and some salt and pepper.

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Make

  1. Heat a large wok or nonstick pan with oil (the portion for the chicken) over medium-high heat. Add chicken and saute until cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes. Set chicken aside and cover with foil to keep warm. Return pan to heat.
  2. To heated pan, add oil (the portion for the squash) and then squash and vinegar. Saute squash until tender, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add bell peppers and onions and continue to saute until onions are tender, ~2 minutes more.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice. Season with some salt and pepper.
  5. Serve chicken with guacamole and salsa. Enjoy with squash on the side.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (84)
Gluten-free (7)
Paleo (8)
Vegetarian (10)

36 reviews

Used Penzeys Northwoods Fire Seasoning on the chicken and grilled it on the George Forman. Also used Penzeys Arizona Dreaming in the quinoa. Very quick and delicious! Skipped the yogurt sauce.

By: Sarah
Posted: Oct 27, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Used rice instead of quinoa since we had it and sour cream instead of yogurt. Definitely a fave!

By: Michelle
Posted: Oct 27, 2016
Diet: Original
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Added more spices (garlic powder, paprika, chili powder) and it was yummy!

By: Joy
Posted: Oct 27, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

another winner. Quick, tasty and comfort food to boot.

By: Nancy
Posted: Oct 27, 2016
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Delicious though the quinoa took about twenty minutes to cook, not 8-10.

By: Vickie
Posted: Oct 27, 2016
Diet: Original
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LOVED the vegetable quinoa! Chicken was good but a bit boring. Next time I'll use sweet paprika instead of smoked paprika... The smokey flavor just didn't go with the rest of the meal.

By: Chris
Posted: Oct 27, 2016
Diet: Original
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