By Sarah Jio
Is it just me, or is everyone talking about “cajun chicken”? If it’s not the next Tik Tok viral trend, it’s about to be, especially with this recipe that I’ve been making for years—and it’s too good to keep to myself. If you like spice, you’re in for a treat. It works for an at-home date night or dinner for the family, and the best part: It’s crazy-easy.
3 large chicken breasts, sliced in half (to make them a little thinner)
3 tablespoons butter
½ cup flour
6 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
½ cup chicken broth or bone broth
½ cup sundried tomatoes or regular tomatoes
1 cup heavy cream
Salt and pepper to taste
½ cup of grated parmesan cheese (optional)
2 scallions, diced for garnish (optional)
After the chicken breasts are sliced in half (lengthwise, dredge in flour until both sides are lightly coated. In a large frying pan, heat the butter until it’s sizzling, and brown the chicken on both sides until golden, then set aside and cover loosely with tin foil.
In the same pan, add the olive oil, minced garlic, garlic powder, Cajun seasoning and sauté until the garlic is soft and slightly golden brown (be careful not to let it burn!), then add the chicken broth and let the mixture reduce slightly over medium-high heat. Next, add the sundried tomatoes and heavy cream and let simmer until well combined. Season your sauce to taste, then return the chicken breasts to the pan, sprinkling each with additional salt and pepper. Cover the pan with a lid until the chicken is cooked and heated through. Top with parmesan cheese and diced scallions and enjoy! Note: Serve with steamed veggies, rice or penne pasta.
Sarah Jio is a journalist and the New York Times bestselling author of 11 novels with Penguin and Random House Books. Find her on Instagram (www.instragram.com/sarahjio) or at her web site (www.sarahjio.com).