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! The chicken is marinated all day, so you do need to plan ahead a little, but once it’s time to cook the chicken, it’s easy peasy.
One thing that’s unique about this cajun honey chicken recipe is that you’ll basically be braising the chicken, in the marinade! Just pour the whole contents of the bag right into a large skillet and let the chicken and marinade simmer away. This method is what really 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.
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 really 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!
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