Cajun Sausage and Chicken Stir Fry

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3 minutes
April 10, 2023
Andi GleesonJump to Recipe

Here’s a great weeknight dinner that’s something a little different. Try this chicken stir fry with andouille sausage and a creamy Cajun sauce!

This quick and easy Cajun stir fry is loaded with protein and vegetables. Great for busy weeknights!

I’m so excited that I have two blog-related trips coming up over the next couple months. It used to cause me major anxiety to even go to a mom’s night out and leave my kids, so going out of town without my family is major news for me. (Thanks anxiety medication!) It also helps that my boys are older now, and I think they can handle life without Mommy for a couple days more easily than a couple years ago.

This quick and easy Cajun stir fry is loaded with protein and vegetables. Great for busy weeknights!

The hard part is that since I’ve never left them with anyone else, I don’t have anyone to help take care of them while I’m gone! Usually if I have somewhere I need to be, my husband adjusts his schedule to cover for me, but I can’t ask him to take days off his work so I can go on a trip for my work. I realized we needed an actual babysitter, so I got up the nerve to sign up for Care.com and hire someone. Searching through candidates and talking to them is practically a full-time job on its own. I need a babysitter to watch my kids while I look for a babysitter!

This quick and easy Cajun stir fry is loaded with protein and vegetables. Great for busy weeknights!

I do have a few leads, and hopefully I’ll find someone awesome. My kids will probably like a fun, young, energetic sitter even more than me! I’m not really any of those things, just a boring, weary, un-fun mom. I do wonder what they will eat while I’m gone. I am in charge of feeding everyone in the house! My kids will do fine with things like mac and cheese, quesadillas, and hot dogs like they usually eat, but what about my husband?

Maybe I’ll make up a big batch of this creamy, satisfying stir fry before I go. It’s great to make ahead and reheat later, and it only takes about 25 minutes to prepare. You can serve it over rice or pasta or just on its own as shown here if you are looking for a low-carb meal. You could also change up the sausage and seasoning to make it with different flavors. I think you’ll love this easy, versatile dinner idea!

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This quick and easy Cajun stir fry is loaded with protein and vegetables. Great for busy weeknights!

Cajun Sausage and Chicken Stir Fry

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Try this chicken stir fry with andouille sausage and a creamy Cajun sauce!

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion roughly chopped
  • 12 ounces chicken andouille sausage sliced into bite-sized pieces
  • 3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 yellow bell pepper roughly chopped (or use baby bell peppers as shown)
  • 16 ounces fresh or frozen green beans cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or crushed
  • 3/4 cup half and half or use a combination of half and half and milk if desired
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning

Instructions

  1. Add olive oil to a 12″ skillet, and heat over medium-high heat. Add onion and sausage, and stir fry until starting to brown.
  2. Add chicken, bell pepper, green beans, and garlic. Stir fry until chicken is cooked through and green beans are cooked to desired tenderness. Reduce heat to low.
  3. Whisk together half and half, cornstarch, and Cajun seasoning. Pour over chicken mixture in skillet. Cook, stirring frequently, until sauce has thickened.

Notes

If made ahead, add a couple tablespoons of water when reheating to restore the creaminess to the sauce.

  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: Cajun

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Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.

19 comments

Amanda
4 years ago

Oh my gosh! We always do stir fry the old fashioned way (no cream) and my hubby is a big fan…. but this! This stir fry is amazing! All of the flavors together are so good!!! This one is definitely going in our keeper book!

Sheldon
5 years ago

Made this tonight to rave reviews! I served it over rice, but might consider a thin pasta like a linguini next time.

Still, an excellent recipe. Thanks for sharing it!

Dewitt Schaefers
9 years ago

In a large nonstick skillet, stir-fry the chicken, kielbasa, onion and garlic in oil until onion is tender. Add the peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, herbs, Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper.

Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie
9 years ago

You have me so inspired to make more stir fry!! This looks INSANELY delish!!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thanks, Becky! You can’t beat stir fries for a quick throw-together dinner.

Hannah
9 years ago

I made this last night and the man who doesn’t love cream based things gobbled it up. I used organic chicken breasts that were already sliced into tenders (and then chopped) and a red bell pepper. I cant wait to eat this again!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thank you so much, Hannah! I’m so happy to hear that it was a hit!

Serene @ House of Yumm
9 years ago

This looks like a scrumptious dinner that my whole fam would love!! So exciting about your trips coming up! Good luck finding a babysitter, ugh, always the worst! Why can’t grandparents/family live closer and be on call for things like this?!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thank you, Serene! It would make life easier if we had family nearby, but I did find a few really sweet babysitters. I’m glad I finally found some people so we can actually go out now and then!

Meg @ With Salt and Wit
9 years ago

Oh have fun on your trips! I am sure you will pick a great sitter and all your boys will be excited for you to come home, regardless if they have a great time with the sitter :)

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thanks, Meg! I have found two really good people and am having a hard time choosing between them. That’s a good spot to be in! :)

Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats
9 years ago

ugh..i know! Thats the hardest part about traveling when you are a stay at home mom, trying to find someone to watch the kids. It is a stresser for sure!

Loving this stiry fry, the sausage totally amps this dish up!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thank you, Krista! Do you have family nearby, or do you have to find a sitter too? It’s hard, but I have found some great girls. It’s actually a big relief to feel like we can go out now, even if I didn’t have trips coming up!

Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector)
9 years ago

I need to find a sitter too. I usually rely on my mom so much, but I know a regular sitter would make life easier too. This is my kind of meal Andi!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

We don’t have any family around to help, well except my brother in law, who is so not a babysitter ;) Even with family, it’s nice to have a babysitter you can call on and not feel like you are imposing on anyone I would think. My boys were hesitant about the idea, but we have already found two girls they love! Thank you, Jaren :)

Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen
9 years ago

Care.com is awesome. That is how I have found all of my babysitters and it makes the task a little bit easier! This stir fry looks delicious by the way! I think I’d be pretty happy to have this at home to heat up for dinner each night! :)

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thanks for the boost of encouragement, Ashlyn! I was nervous about talking to total strangers about watching my kids, but once you talk to their references and meet them, they don’t feel like strangers at all if they are a good fit!

Sara
9 years ago

I am not at the point where I can leave my kids yet – hopefully some day :). This looks awesome, we had gumbo last night and the kids didn’t hate it so maybe I’ll try this next!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

I’ve been a mom for going on nine years, and I’m just now feeling OK getting a babysitter!! You’ll get there, I’m sure :) I love gumbo, too. I bet yours was good, Sara! Thank you!

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