Easy and flavorful One Pot Spicy Cajun Chicken & Rice with peppers and rice all cooked in one pot in just 30 minutes!
I really wish these photos did this dish justice but they just don’t. You can’t capture all of the flavors and spicy goodness accurately in pictures and believe me, I really really tried. This is one of those times when you really need smell-a-vision.
I absolutely love one pot meals because a) minimal clean up and b) minimal clean up. Can you tell I’m a fan of the minimal clean up? Between the ease of this dish and the loads of super duper yummy flavor, I can’t get enough of it. Since the husband has been out of town, I’ve been eating leftovers all week and I am not complaining about that! I’ll take spicy cajun chicken and rice leftovers any day!
What people are saying about this One Pot Spicy Cajun Chicken & Rice
“This meal was super easy to put together and stick in the over for a quick easy dinner. We added cilantro, squeeze of lime juice, cubed avocado on top and a dollop of sour cream on the side. Also a chopped jalapeno with the peppers for a yummy Cajun dish!” – Ashley
“This was amazing! I made the recipe exactly how it was but I did add diced onions to it. It was just spicy enough for our taste and we loved it! Will definitely be making this again soon. Thank you!” – Shauna
“This has become one of my go to recipes, so good and easy to make! Thank you for sharing!!” – Sara
One Pot Spicy Cajun Chicken & Rice
Easy and flavorful spicy cajun chicken with peppers and rice all cooked in one pot in just 30 minutes!
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to even thickness
- 4-5 teaspoons cajun seasoning, divided (store-bought OR see my easy homemade seasoning below!)
- 1 cup rice, uncooked
- 2 1/4 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 1 whole bell pepper (any color, OR 1/2 of two kinds - I used yellow and red)
- roughly chopped cilantro
Homemade Cajun Seasoning
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 3/4 teaspoon oregano
Season chicken breasts on both sides with about 2 teaspoons of Cajun seasoning. Drizzle a large pan or skillet (one that has a lid) with oil and cook chicken breasts for about 1 minute on each side over medium-high heat, just long enough to brown each side of the chicken. Transfer to a plate.
Reduce heat to medium-low and add rice, peppers, chicken broth, and remaining 2-3 teaspoons Cajun seasoning (control the spiciness by adding more or less seasoning) and stir to combine.
Place chicken on top of the rice, cover, and simmer for 20-25 minutes until liquid is absorbed and chicken is cooked through. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve.