Cajun Chicken Bake with Bell Peppers

Cajun Chicken Bake with Bell Peppers
 
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Creamy Cajun Chicken Bake with Bell Peppers and Cream Cheese. Easy and quick one-pan meal. Moist and juicy chicken breasts are seasoned with the homemade Cajun spice with lots of paprika! The baked chicken is tender and flavorful. Low-carb, gluten-free, KETO friendly dinner recipe.
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Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Chicken
  • 2 bell peppers , small, thinly sliced (or use mini sweet peppers)
  • 4 chicken breasts , small
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 6 oz cream cheese , cold, refrigerated, and sliced into 8 slices
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese , shredded
  • Instructions
Instructions
How to make Cajun chicken seasoning
  1. Combine all seasoning ingredients in a small bowl. Mix to combine.
Cajun chicken
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Place thinly sliced bell peppers on the bottom of the casserole dish.
  3. Place chicken breasts on top (so that the peppers will cook underneath the chicken).
  4. Generously sprinkle Cajun seasoning all over the chicken breasts. You don't have to use all the seasoning. Top with minced garlic.
  5. Top each chicken breast with 2 slices of cream cheese.
  6. Top with shredded cheddar cheese.
  7. Bake the chicken uncovered at 375 F in the preheated oven for 20-30 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
  8. Broil for 2 minutes, if desired.
  9. To serve, scoop the bell peppers from underneath the chicken. Place them evenly around the chicken and on top.
Notes
The cooking time depends on the thickness of your chicken breasts.
Store leftovers in airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 Calories: 485

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