Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Cajun Flavor Chicken & Rice

Last night, I had not planned ahead for dinner, and I had a request from the family for something with rice. I figured, sure why not? I put a pot of rice on to cook, and then got out some chicken and tomatoes...

So here is what we ended up with:

Boneless chicken, cut into bite-size pieces
2-3 Tablespoons olive oil
Heat oil in large skillet, cook chicken over medium heat til browned and tender.

1 cup fresh or frozen chopped bell peppers
1 medium onion, chopped OR 1/2 cup frozen chopped onion
3 cloves minced garlic OR 1 teaspoon garlic powder
Add to chicken and cook til tender and onion is slightly clear.

2-3 teaspoons Cajun style seasoning (more if you like it spicy, less if you don't)!
28 oz. can of diced tomatoes

Stir until mixture is bubbly, reduce heat and simmer for a few minutes to allow flavors to blend together. The amount of cooking time for the chicken ended up working out perfectly with the rice, so it was all ready at the same time.

Since I had never made this before, it was experimental. We had no leftovers, and it was really delicious and filling! This recipe was definitely a keeper.