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Cajun Chicken
with squash saute / salsa / guacamole

Active: 35 minTotal: 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.

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

This meal has 36 reviews

The chicken was ordinary but that might have been my choice of seasoning. The sauce was tasty, the quinoa was delicious!

By: Renee
Posted: Oct 26, 2016
Diet: Original

This was easy and delicious! I added a little salsa to the quinoa. My BF really loved it

By: Lauren
Posted: Oct 26, 2016
Diet: Vegetarian

The yogurt sauce was the star of this show. I felt like the quinoa had too much going on and the chicken, not enough.

By: Natalie
Posted: Oct 26, 2016
Diet: Original

Just ok for us. A little bland. Didn't like the texture of the zucchini in this

By: Jessica
Posted: Oct 26, 2016
Diet: Original

Healthy but bland

By: Erica
Posted: Oct 26, 2016
Diet: Original

Made more sauce but still didn't love it!

By: Laurey
Posted: Oct 26, 2016
Diet: Original