Cajun Chicken with Bell Peppers

by Sheryl

PREP TIME: 15 MINS | COOK TIME: 30 MINS | TOTAL TIME: 45 MINS | SERVINGS: 4 people

I love the pop of colours of this Cajun Chicken with Bell Peppers. It is super easy and quick to throw together. Not to mention, low-carb and gluten-free. This is the perfect dinner with juicy and tender chicken perfectly seasoned with homemade Cajun spice with loads of paprika and topped with cream cheese. An amazing and healthy one-pan meal with tons of flavour excellent for the entire family!

Ingredients

Cajun Seasoning:

¼ tsp thyme
1 tsp paprika
¼ tsp oregano
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp cayenne pepper

Chicken:

4 chicken breasts, small
2 bell peppers, small, thinly sliced (or use mini sweet peppers)
½ c. cheddar cheese, shredded
4 cloves garlic, minced
6 ounces cream cheese, cold, refrigerated, and sliced into 8 slices

How to make Cajun Chicken with Bell Peppers

Cajun chicken seasoning:

Step 1: In a small bowl, place the seasoning ingredients. Mix well until blended.

Cajun chicken:

Step 2: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 375 degrees F.

Step 3: On the bottom of a casserole dish, place the thinly sliced bell pepper. Top with chicken breasts and sprinkle generously with the Cajun seasoning, then top with the minced garlic.

Step 4: With 2 slices of cream cheese, top each chicken breast. Now, cover with the shredded cheddar cheese.

Step 5: Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 20 to 30 minutes or until the chicken is completely cooked. If desired, broil the chicken for about 2 minutes.

Step 6: Remove from the oven when done and serve the chicken right away. Make sure to scoop the bell peppers from under the chicken and evenly scatter them around and over the chicken. Enjoy!

Notes:

1. Adjust the cooking time of the chicken depending on the thickness of the chicken breasts.

2. In an airtight container, keep any leftovers and store them in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts:

Amount per Serving: Calories 485, Fat 25g 38%, Saturated Fat 12g 75%, Cholesterol 206mg 69%, Sodium 635mg 28%, Potassium 1057mg 30%, Carbohydrates 6g 2%, Fiber 1g 4%, Sugar 4g 4%, Protein 54g 108%, Vitamin A 2940IU 59%, Vitamin C 79.6mg 96%, Calcium 164mg 16%, Iron 1.5mg 8%

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