Though I have a recipe file chock full of old favorites, I like to try new recipes whenever I get the chance. Last night I prepared a new chicken recipe I discovered on a forum I frequent and both JT and I were very impressed with the results. Not only was the dish easy to prepare, but the flavors were out of this world! The chicken was moist, sweet, and spicy and created a great sauce perfect for a side of rice.
The Cajun seasoning is a must in this recipe. Don’t fret if you don’t have any on hand, but do check your spice cabinet or pantry before you run out to the supermarket. If you’ve got a well stocked pantry, there’s a good chance you already have the ingredients for Cajun seasoning right in your kitchen.
I thought the Cajun seasoning was quite spicy, so I didn’t serve the chicken to the children. However, JT didn’t feel the heat as much as I did. If you’re concerned about the level of heat, I suggest you decrease the amount of cayenne pepper in the Cajun mixture or decrease the amount of Cajun seasoning used in the sauce.
All in all, this recipe is fantastic and it now has a home in my permanent recipe file!
Cajun Curry Chicken Breasts
1/3 cup honey
3 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons mustard
2 tablespoons melted butter
3 teaspoons cajun seasoning
3 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon minced garlic
4-6 boneless chicken breasts
In baking dish, combine honey through garlic and mix well. Add chicken in single layer and coat well on both sides. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until no longer pink.
Easy Cajun Seasoning Mix
2 1/2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
Add all ingredients in a bowl and stir well.
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