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Cajun Chicken
with squash saute / salsa / quacamole

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min
Cajun seasoning gives this chicken big, bold flavor. Serve it with salsa and guacamole for dipping. A version of this recipe was featured in October 2016.
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Ingredients

Metric
Servings:
4
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 lb, chopped
  • Cajun seasoning - 2 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Salsa, for serving - 1/4 cup (use your favorite store-bought)
Squash Saute:
  • Bell peppers, any color - 1/2 chopped
  • Onions, red - 1/2, chopped
  • Squash, any type - 1 lb, cubed (like zucchini or summer squash)
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, sherry - 1 tsp

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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 - Cube squash. (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, ~4 minutes more.
  4. Remove from heat and 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 (75)
Gluten-free (6)
Paleo (10)
Vegetarian (9)

24 reviews

quick and easy. I used less soyrizo and quinoa. make sure to season well at the end.

By: Grace
Posted: Sep 30, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

So quick and easy! Loved the flavors, skipped the zucchini since I didn’t have it on hand, quinoa was great without. Used coconut yogurt for the sauce, at first I thought it was going to be too sweet, but it was perfect. Definitely adding this to regular rotation.

By: Christine
Posted: Aug 01, 2019
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

Made the quinoa in a rice cooker. Didn't have sherry vinegar, so I used rice vinegar.

By: Sara
Posted: Sep 25, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Excellent

By: Mike
Posted: Aug 30, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Very good and so easy! I had chopped the veggies ahead of time, so it came together very quickly-this would be great as a weeknight meal. Once everything was cooked, I tossed the chicken and sauce all together with it. Made the whole dish very flavorful.

By: Charlotte
Posted: Aug 25, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

It was more quinoa than we could eat.

By: Diana
Posted: Aug 25, 2017
Diet: Original
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