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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
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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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Serving Size: 1 serving
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

Need to make a lot more sauce as it pulls together the chicken and quinoa! I failed to use chicken stock for quinoa but still good (but could have been better). Kids didn't like it very much - but did pick out corn. I think it was a texture issue.

By: Chris
Posted: Nov 05, 2016
Diet: Original

Delicious flavor combination!

By: Linda
Posted: Nov 03, 2016
Diet: Original

Added a bit of BBQ sauce to tofu and baked it in the oven rather than frying. The combination of veggies with creole seasoning and yogurt dressing was tasty, healthy, and fast

By: Emily Hoops
Posted: Nov 02, 2016
Diet: Vegetarian

This was a surprisingly delicious meal! Reminded us a lot of a chipotle bowl without the cilantro. We didn't like the drizzle sauce. We will definitely make the rice again as a side with enchiladas.

By: Lorra
Posted: Nov 01, 2016
Diet: Original

Thought this was good, but quite a bit like burrito bowls which I prefer. Really liked the lemon yogurt sauce.

By: Angela
Posted: Nov 01, 2016
Diet: Original

I made this tonight and we loved it! I used instructions for how to make cajun seasoning I found online, and used ancho instead of cayenne, so ours had a very mild but lovely heat. The chicken was moist and delicious and the yogurt sauce went well with everything. I doubled the amount of zucchini and corn and there was not a whole lot of quinoa, so my side was more like veggies coated in quinoa. I still liked it a lot. I'd make this again.

By: Liza
Posted: Nov 01, 2016
Diet: Original