Grab a fork, and get ready to dig into this luscious Cajun Honey Chicken! It’s loaded with flavor and ready in only a half hour. Just right for busy nights!
Hi everyone, it’s Amanda from The Chunky Chef. I’m excited to be here today, sharing my recipe for the most insanely flavorful Cajun honey-glazed chicken bowls! As a busy Mom of two, I LOVE easy meals. Most nights, I’m lucky if I can summon up the energy to cook dinner, let alone a long, involved one. That’s where I love meals like this one! Marinate the chicken all day, so you need to plan a little, but once it’s time to cook the chicken, it’s easy peasy.
One unique thing about this cajun honey chicken recipe is that you’ll be braising the chicken in the marinade! Just pour the bag’s whole contents right into a large skillet and let the chicken and marinade simmer away. This method makes the “glaze” on this dish amazing… the liquid cooks down, and what’s left to coat the chicken is a sticky, finger-lickin’ good glaze.
Cajun cuisine is a sort of food that originated in Louisiana in the United States of America and was inspired by rural French cuisine. It is recognized for its spice and flavor. The French-Canadian Cajun immigrants from Nova Scotia arrived in America.
The “trinity” of onions, green bell peppers, celery, and a special spice mixture known as Cajun seasoning, were used to flavor the seafood, poultry, pork, and game meat prepared in the peasant manner. The spice blend is now so well-liked that people use it worldwide. It is a robust blend of hot and powerful flavors. Furthermore, it is a flexible component that may be utilized in vegan and non-vegetarian cuisines.
This sweet, moist, spicy Honey Cajun Chicken spice up your weeknight dinner. It is flavorful, juicy, rich, and super delicious. A simple family supper and the best thing is that you can throw the leftovers in a salad for lunch the following day. Then, slice it and use it the next day as taco, burrito, or fajita stuffing. The hot honey sauce has the ideal ratio of sweet to heat in its flavor. The good thing is that you may modify the spice level according to your preferences.
These Hot Honey Chicken Bowls are for you if you’re searching for a new, unique weekday meal recipe that’s also quick, simple, and healthful. It was a delightful get-together. Similar to insanely yummy, as if unless you try this honey mustard chicken, you haven’t had honey mustard chicken at all. Marinate the chicken in honey, orange juice, brown sugar, yellow and Dijon mustard, and Cajun spices to soak up all the flavors. It is also covered in the most scrumptious Creamy Cajun Honey Mustard Sauce.
Vegetables and Seasoning in Cajun
You can use any veggies that you’d like for this recipe… I chose some red bell pepper, sliced jalapenos, and a few orange slices. And, of course, I garnished with some extra freshness from sliced green onions and parsley. There’s some heat to this meal, but you can customize that to your tastes by using less Cajun seasoning and/or omitting the sliced jalapenos :)
I like to use this recipe as a great excuse to use up some leftover rice, like perhaps maybe some arroz verde? But it’s also amazing over some fluffy quinoa or even with no grains for a low-carb option.
Another great way to enjoy this recipe is to grill or saute the chicken as you would for any other recipe, but pour the marinade into a saucepan and simmer it until it boils down into a thicker sauce. Reusing the marinade that had raw chicken in it is okay for both versions since you’re heating it. That will kill any bacteria, rendering it safe to eat :) Once you boil down the marinade, you can brush it over the cooked chicken tenders. This method would be GREAT with kebabs! Just skewer the marinated chicken, peppers, and maybe some onion slices… grill until cooked through, and baste with the sauce!
I hope you all give this cajun honey chicken a try this season… it’s perfect for the warmer months ahead!
Why You Love This Recipe
- Strong flavors. The flavors of the sweet and tangy mix so well together. Each bite is extra crispy and flavorful.
- A great choice for a family supper.
- Perfect for dinner preparation.
- A fun family activity is cooking.
- And it’s just so comfortable and perfect for any day.
Chicken breast: Chicken breasts are juicier and more flavorful.
Honey: The sweet liquid that honeybees extract from plant nectar is called honey. It is used in various dishes and meals since people all over the world enjoy its sweetness and tangy flavor. In addition, the sweetness of the sauce adds a light floral flavor.
Orange juice: Orange juice is a popular beverage that is rich in micronutrients, including vitamin C, folate, and potassium, as well as antioxidant. For this recipe, use freshly squeezed juice.
Brown sugar: brown sugar instantly increases energy. It is a natural treatment for period cramps.
Mustard: The seeds of the mustard plant are used to make the common condiment known as mustard. The most common way to eat mustard is probably in the mustard paste. Adding a dash of iron, calcium, selenium, and phosphate to your meals is easy with this low-calorie food.
Spices: it makes your food spicy and tasty. Use Cajun seasoning, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper and make your diet flavorful.
Fresh parsley: Vitamin K in parsley is crucial because it promotes bone health and aids blood circulation. Vitamin C and other antioxidants found in parsley help lower the risk of serious medical problems like diabetes, tumor, cardiovascular disease, or attack.
Jalapeño Pepper: Jalapenos are a type of hot pepper that is known for their spiciness. They are tiny, colored either green or red, and just slightly peppery. While popular worldwide, jalapenos are often used in Mexican cuisine. Furthermore, they are nutritious and offer a variety of health advantages.
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Health Benefits Of Cajun Honey Chicken
Here are some of the benefits of Cajun seasoning:
- may lower the risk of cancer
- increases immunity
- strengthens heart health
- brings down cholesterol
- Enhanced lung health
- reduces body weight
- very antioxidant
- keeps oxidative stress at bay
- makes eyes healthier
- sharpens the mind
- removes germs
- helpful for colds and coughs
- enhances skin
- brings down blood pressure
- reduces joint discomfort
Some Potential Health Benefits of Cajun Honey Chicken Seasoning
Good for heart health: Garlic, onion, chili, black pepper, rosemary, and basil are just a few of the herbs and spices that combine to make a potent blend of heart-protective substances. Collectively, they can boost overall health by reducing blood pressure and combating cholesterol or artery disease.
May reduce cancer risk: Due to ingredients including chili, piperine, thymol, allicin, & carvacrol, almost every spice in Cajun seasoning has anti-cancer potential. These substances have several anti-cancer mechanisms, including the death of cancer cells, enhancing the efficacy of chemotherapy, stopping the spread of cancer cells, and decreasing the development of the illness.
May boost the immune system: Thyme, pepper, and cayenne are ingredients in the Cajun spice mix that are high in vitamin C. This micronutrient is essential for boosting the body’s defenses against attackers. Moreover, they contain capsaicin, a potent immunomodulator.
Could aid weight loss: These spices contain bioactive substances with fat-burning and anti-obesity characteristics, such as capsaicin. They can lower lipid accumulation in fat cells and fat tissues in various ways.
Serve: The remaining Cajun honey butter may be served with a spoon or drizzled over the platter.
Storage: For up to four days, keep leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container. If necessary, leftovers can be frozen, but the texture may change.
To Reheat: Warm up leftovers in the microwave until completely heated. Furthermore, you can fully reheat in the oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
Nutrition Information Cajun Honey Chicken
|Calories||279 kcal||Carbohydrates||9 g|
|Protein||33 g||Fat||37 g|
|Saturated Fat||21 g||Potassium||502 mg|
|Vitamin A||1845IU||Fiber||2 g|
|Sugar||5 g||Vitamin C||5 mg|
|Cholesterol||149 mg||Calcium||479 mg|