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Cajun Chicken with Bell Peppers

Cajun Chicken with Bell Peppers

 (Week 1, 2021 Fall FoodBox)

Cajun Seasoning

  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp oregano
  • ¼ tsp thyme
  • ¼ tsp salt

Chicken

  • 2 bell peppers , thinly sliced 
  • 4 chicken breasts , small
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 6 oz cream cheese , cold, refrigerated, and sliced into 8 slices
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese , shredded

 

  1. Combine all seasoning ingredients in a small bowl. Mix to combine and set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  3. Place thinly sliced bell peppers on the bottom of the casserole dish.
  4. Place chicken breasts on top (so that the peppers will cook underneath the chicken).
  5. Generously sprinkle Cajun seasoning all over the chicken breasts. (You don't have to use all the seasoning.)    Top with minced garlic. 
  6. Top each chicken breast with 2 slices of cream cheese.
  7. Top with shredded cheddar cheese.
  8. Bake the chicken uncovered at 375 F in the preheated oven for 20-30 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
  9. Broil for 2 minutes, if desired.
  10. To serve, scoop the bell peppers from underneath the chicken. Place them evenly around the chicken and on top.