Hey everyone! So I decided to try something new a few weekends ago when we had a couple of friends over for dinner, drinks, and card games (Cards Against Humanity, Uno, and The Oregon Trail card game). I looked up chicken recipes and came across this online. I don’t remember exactly where I got the recipe, but I thought I’d re-post it so that everyone could enjoy it like we did! And like I said before, I’m not above using rice from a box or using frozen veggies or canned food. The key is getting the most flavor that you can out of EVERYTHING you cook. Enjoy!

Stuffed Cajun Chicken Breast

4 chicken breasts, butterflied

1/4 onion, diced

1/2 green bell pepper, diced

1/2 red bell pepper, diced

Fresh mushrooms, sliced (about a cup)

shredded pepper jack cheese

Irish butter

Cajun seasoning (Louisiana Cajun seasoning is what I used)

Olive oil

Toothpicks

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Put some olive oil in a pan on medium-high. Sauté the green and red peppers, onion, and mushrooms in the olive oil until cooked through and the onions are slightly transparent.
  3. Butterfly the chicken and place a pinch of shredded pepper jack cheese on one side of the chicken. Add a spoonful of the bell pepper, onion, and mushroom mixture. Top with another pinch of pepper jack cheese.img_20161008_183911653_burst000_cover
  4. Fold the chicken breast over and secure by putting toothpicks at an angle around the chicken where the edges of the butterflied chicken meet.img_20161008_184526969img_20161008_184016840
  5. Place the chicken breasts in a greased baking dish and season with Cajun seasoning. Once the chicken breasts are covered, top each one with a knob of Irish butter.
  6. Bake the chicken breasts for between 30 and 40 minutes, depending on your oven.
  7. Serve with Zatarain’s Dirty Rice (yes, from a box) and top the chicken with the leftover peppers, onions, and mushrooms if you would like.img_20161008_193213435

Sláinte!

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