The best thing about making dishes that require just one pot, is that it only takes ONE pot from start to finish. We all have our go-to recipes when it comes to making dinner, but sometimes making rice, a vegetable, and a protein take up the entire stove, and oven. Let this one pot cajun chicken and rice be your lifesaver during the week. Delicious, easy, and excellent for a meal prep!
Cajun chicken is not a new concept, however, cajun chicken in rice, all in one pot, is kind of amazing. Cajun spice is native to Southern Louisiana, and has a very flavorful bite to it. The benefits of making everything in one pot is not worrying about timing of other foods that have to go in the oven or boil on the stove. It's done in stages, in one large pot, veggies and all!
Cajun spice is native to Louisiana, and is made up of 10 ingredients or less, and typical consists of paprika, cayenne pepper, white pepper, black pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder. Some brands may vary, but this is pretty typical of a cajun blend. You can add cajun spice to just about anything, including:
It adds a depth of flavor like none other, and you can easily find a cajun spice at your local grocery store.
This dish is easily made by adding the veggies to a large, deep pot, simmering until fragrant, then adding in the chicken, stock, rice, and letting it cook until the rice has fully absorbed the broth. It's a great dinner to make ahead of time, reheat, or prep on the weekends, and doesn't require much more than just one large pot and a few items from your pantry?
As I've said before, using one pot for a meal essentially means less tools to use during the cooking process. All you need is below:
I am fairly certain you already have a few of these, if not all, of the ingredients below for this cajun chicken and rice dish. This is an easy, uncomplicated dish!
These directions do not get any easier than this:
Yes! You can make this dish in a slow cooker. You'll need a good amount more of broth so that it cooks low and slow versus on a steady flame for 25 minutes. This dish is absolutely adaptable for a slow cooker or an instant pot. For a slow cooker:
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If you're looking for a quick, easy, and delicious meal, this one pot cajun chicken and rice is for you. All you need is one large pot, a few vegetables, rice, and chicken, and dinner is served. This dinner will get you in and out of the kitchen in no time.
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