Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Cajun Chicken & Rice


This is an easy recipe that I found when going through all of my VERY unorganized recipe clippings...I was trying to find something new that I have never cooked before & THIS was the recipe! I was iffy about the spinach because Mr. Hooah isn't exactly a 'green' type of man, but surprisingly, he too, loved this one! To me, it didn't have enough heat to it (no offense Zatarain's), so I added crushed red pepper, some additional cajun seasoning, & also a Tbsp. garlic salt! And of course Mr. Hooah & I drowned it in Frank's RedHot Sauce(: This was deeeeelish, HEALTHY, & I will definitely be making this one again!



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Cajun Chicken & Rice
1 medium onion, chopped.
1 box Zatarain's Red Beans & Rice
1 green pepper, diced
(I used a cup of mushrooms because I didn't have the green pepper on hand) 
2 c. cooked chicken cubed or shredded
6oz. bag of fresh baby spinach
 
1) Heat a little oil in a large nonstick skillet. Add onion & pepper, saute until tender.
2) Stir in rice mix & the amount of water instructed on the box, bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover & simmer 7 minutes or until rice is tender.
3) Stir in chicken & spinach. Cook, stirring, just until spinach wilts. 
--Serve with hot sauce. 
 


 
 
 

16 comments:

  1. I agree, I need a little spice. Why to incorporate some greens into your husbands meal!

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    1. lol amy, i would say he didnt even notice, but he def. did...he looked at me & saisd "Am I going to like this???" then took it back by sweetly saying, "Nevermind, I love everything u cook!" lol whatta save huh? (:

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  2. We love spice in our house. Even the little chefs like spice! I'd love for you to link up at Fantastic Thursday. http://www.fivelittlechefs.com/2012/06/fantastic-thursday-2.html Hope to see you there!

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    1. on my way over(: ty for stopping by with the invite(:

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  3. Yummy! This looks so good... I'm going to have to try!!:)
    Hope you're having a great week!

    {hugs}
    Heather

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    1. ty girl! its been a crazy one! but u 2! (:

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  4. This looks like a really interesting dish and fairly easy to make. I would love if you would share it on my foodie friday party today.

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  5. This looks delicious! Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I can't wait to see what you link up next week. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Michelle

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  6. Pinned! This looks delicious! I'm with you on making it a little more spicy! If you're interested, I have a brand new party - started this week - I would love for you to bring this Cajun Chicken & Rice and anything else you'd like to share :) http://www.lovebakesgoodcakes.com/2012/06/toot-your-horn-tuesday-1.html - Hope you have a blessed day :)

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    1. awwww TY IEJAM will be therE!

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    2. Thank you for sharing this :) Please come back next week! Have a safe weekend!

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  7. This is a very nice chicken dish. Would you be happy to link it in to my Chicken Edition of Food on Friday? This is the link . I found this through Simple Living by Diane Balch.

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    1. Great that you linked in. I have put the recipe title in for you.
      have a super weekend

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