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One Pot Spicy Cajun Chicken & Rice

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Easy and flavorful spicy cajun chicken with peppers and rice all cooked in one pot in just 30 minutes!


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to even thickness
  • 4-5 teaspoons cajun seasoning, divided (store-bought OR see my easy homemade seasoning below!)
  • 1 cup rice, uncooked
  • 2 1/4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 whole bell pepper (any color, OR 1/2 of two kinds – I used yellow and red)
  • roughly chopped cilantro
  • Homemade Cajun Seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 teaspoon oregano
  • Instructions

  • Season chicken breasts on both sides with about 2 teaspoons of Cajun seasoning. Drizzle a large pan or skillet (one that has a lid) with oil and cook chicken breasts for about 1 minute on each side over medium-high heat, just long enough to brown each side of the chicken. Transfer to a plate.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and add rice, peppers, chicken broth, and remaining 2-3 teaspoons Cajun seasoning (control the spiciness by adding more or less seasoning) and stir to combine.
  • Place chicken on top of the rice, cover, and simmer for 20-25 minutes until liquid is absorbed and chicken is cooked through. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve.
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