- One Pot Cajun Chicken
One Pot Cajun Chicken
Meal Tags: Dinner, Lunch, One-pot
Dietary Tags: Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Nut-free
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 6 chicken thighs or legs
- 1 small yellow onion, diced
- 3 celery ribs, diced
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1 cup rice
- 1 15-ounce can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
In a large skillet with a tight-fidding lid, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and then fry for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until the chicken is golden. Remove chicken from the skillet and set aside.
To the same skillet add the onion, celery, and bell pepper. Cook, stirring, until the begin to soften, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add garlic, Cajun seasoning, and cayenne pepper and cook, stirring, for an additional 30 seconds. Add rice, red kidney beans, broth, and diced tomatoes. Stir well and bring the mixture to a simmer. Return the chicken to the skillet and cover. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 10 minutes.
Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.