One-Pan Cajun Chicken and Rice

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Rated 5.0 based on 5 customer reviews


For best results, we recommend using:


Mealthy Tip

For the most flavor, use skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs. Crisp the skin by placing the skillet under a hot broiler for 2 to 3 minutes. If you're not a fan of green peppers, substitute red or yellow bell peppers instead for a slightly sweeter flavor.

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Cajun Style Shrimp

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 441 calories; 16g fat; 37.8g carbohydrates; 38g protein; 139mg cholesterol; 2450mg sodium.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 441 Calories from Fat148
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat4g 19%
Trans Fat0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat3.2g
Monounsaturated Fat8.9g
Cholesterol 139mg 46%
Sodium 2450mg 102%
Total Carbohydrate 37.8g 13%
Dietary Fiber7g 30%
Protein 38g
Vitamin A15% Vitamin C45%
Calcium6% Iron23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


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Paul Kriloff says:

Really quick and easy to make - only have to chop three ingredients (the celery, green onions, and bell pepper), uses a spice blend (I picked up cajun seasoning from the bulk spices aisle, which makes this a super-affordable recipe as well), and just a single pan (although in my case, I over-complicated by cooking brown rice, which I par-cooked for 25 minutes so I wouldn't have under-cooked rice or over-cooked chicken in the skillet). I'm giving it four stars instead of five, because I felt it could use more flavor - the cajun seasoning had a little kick, but is otherwise understated for what I was hoping would come out like dirty rice. All-around solid recipe!

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Diana Marcoux says:

Love love love how easy and delicious this recipe is. I used my cast iron pot to cook the recipe and I didn't have a lid for it I used aluminum foil and it worked out perfectly. This is going to become one of my go-to recipes for sure!

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Tarragon Boi says:

This recipe was great! I have some cajun seasoning that's been sitting in my pantry that I feel like I never know what to do with. What I liked the best about this is that it's a really complete family meal that I can make all in my cast iron pan. Also, I substituted celery for parsnips, because my wife doesn't like celery. It still turned out great!

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Jennifer Jones says:

First off, I'm Cajun, and this tasted like it came from my grands kitchen! Now I did a few things different, I added more of the Cajun spice, and some garlic. For the garnish, I used celery leaves, and scallions chopped finely. Will be on my monthly rotation!