Cajun chicken, you are missing out on one of the best meals you will ever eat.
Chicken rates right alongside seafood in Louisiana. Dishes prepared using either one are interchangeable for the most part.
There are a few exceptions, but when it comes to cooking New Orleans style, anything goes!
Cajun Bourbon Chicken
You see Cajun bourbon chicken or bourbon chicken alot at the malls. It is a tasty dish and is requested quite frequently. So I had decided to include here at Cooking New Orleans Style.
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Fried Cajun Chicken
There are many recipes in which you can use chicken and one recipe, Cajun fried chicken is an idea conceived from Cajun fried turkey. If Cajun fried turkey tastes great, it stands to reason that chicken would be just as tasty. The chicken is prepared basically the same. Injecting spices is a must.
Not only does it spice up the chicken for a truly delectable taste but it keeps it moist while frying. The spices can include anything you traditionally use when frying turkey. Of course, the spicier, the better.
After injecting the chicken, rub it on the outside as well. The more seasoning you use on the chicken, in the chicken and this includes putting it inside the cavity of the chicken, the juicier it will be when cooked. The whole thing should be marinated for a while before cooking. Most of the time, this means overnight.
While most people think of the chicken or any other Cajun recipe for that matter as being spicy hot, it is thought of as well seasoned by true Cajuns. This is where the mistake is made in other parts of the country. Trying to imitate the Cajun way of cooking, they make it hot, but lacking flavor. The spices are vital or you just have a recipe that ends up being hot flavored chicken.
Cajun Chicken Pasta
Another recipe that is out of this world is chicken pasta, Cajun style. The choice of pasta you prefer, seasonings and chicken make this a great dish for any time. Using peppers or mushrooms add to the taste. Almost every dish of this type starts with the Cajun Trinity. This consists of bell peppers, onions and celery started in your trusty black cast iron pot. Breasts are the preferred part of the chicken in this tasty dish.
This makes a great side dish or can be used as a main dish. That is the great thing about basically all Cajun recipes. They can be used any way you want to use them. This dish is great with French bread or rolls. Add vegetables and your supper is finished. Dinner may be served elsewhere but when the chicken is done in Louisiana, supper is ready. Bon appetit!