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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

Instant favorite. Easy to make and delicious.

By: Emily
Posted: Oct 25, 2016
Diet: Original

Wish I'd made more dipping sauce as the quinoa was quite bland without it mixed in, and we ran out pretty quickly!

By: Becki
Posted: Oct 25, 2016
Diet: Original

I did not make the guacamole or even add the salsa and it was delicious with just the cajun spice. The vegetables cooked up so great and the whole thing without pre-prepping anything was complete and on the table in less than 30 minutes.

By: Shan
Posted: Oct 25, 2016
Diet: Paleo

Easy and tasty!

By: Christy
Posted: Oct 24, 2016
Diet: Original

This was so easy and delicious!! Will be making this again!

By: Tyler
Posted: Oct 24, 2016
Diet: Original

So easy and delicious!

By: Judy
Posted: Oct 23, 2016
Diet: Original