Cajun chicken with bell peppers

Cajun chicken with bell peppers: Spicy and tender family dinner. Photo by Marele van Zyl

Cajun chicken with bell peppers: Spicy and tender family dinner

A winner of a recipe that will become a family favorite! Try our Cajun chicken with bell peppers recipe this week with your family.

Cajun chicken with bell peppers

Cajun chicken with bell peppers: Spicy and tender family dinner. Photo by Marele van Zyl

Sometimes you get home with a craving for chicken but don’t want to spend an hour or more cooking. This one pan Cajun chicken with bell peppers recipe is simple and delicious. The chicken breasts are tender and the addition of bell peppers adds flavour as well as colour and nutrients. The creamy addition of cheese and cream cheese adds to the richness and of course, everything is better with cheese.

Cajun chicken with bell peppers tips

You’ll be making your won Cajun spice with paprika, cayenne pepper, oregano and thyme which is a little bit spicy but not too much. The bell pepers add some syrupy sweetness to the rich meal, topped with cheese. If you want to be a bit more healthy, the recipe is perfect without all of the cheese too. You can also use the Cajun spice as a rub for any other chicken recipes that you can think of.

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A winner of a recipe that will become a family favorite! Try our Cajun chicken with bell peppers recipe this week with your family.

Cajun chicken with bell peppers recipe

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Recipe by Marele van Zyl Course: MainCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Baking Time

30

minutes
Total time

40

minutes

Ingredients

  • For the Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp paprika

  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper

  • ¼ tsp oregano

  • ¼ tsp thyme

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • For the chicken
  • 4 chicken breasts, small

  • 2 bell peppers , small, thinly sliced (or use mini sweet peppers)

  • 4 cloves garlic , minced

  • 230 g cream cheese , cold, refrigerated

  • ½ cup cheddar cheese , shredded

Method

  • For the seasoning
  • Combine all seasoning ingredients in a small bowl. Mix to combine.
  • For the chicken
  • Pre-heat oven to 180°C.
  • Place thinly sliced bell peppers on the bottom of the casserole dish.
  • Place chicken breasts on top (so that the peppers will cook underneath the chicken).
  • Generously sprinkle Cajun seasoning all over the chicken breasts. You don’t have to use all the seasoning.    Top with minced garlic. 
  • Top each chicken breast with 2 slices of cream cheese.
  • Top with shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Bake the chicken uncovered at 180⁰C in the preheated oven for 20-30 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
  • To serve
  • To serve, scoop the bell peppers from underneath the chicken. Place them evenly around the chicken and on top.

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