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
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.