15-Minute Cajun Chicken & Beef Sausage Meal Prep
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Cajun seasoning is usually composed of paprika, garlic, black pepper, onion, and red pepper powder. But, I prefer to make my own mix of cajun spice to have control over the flavor to suit my taste. This dish is so versatile that you will be able to make another meal out of it —such as cajun chicken pasta, creamy cajun chicken, or even a creamy cajun chicken pasta.
Making this cajun recipe is so easy. First, mix in your cajun seasoning to chicken chunks. Then, sear your seasoned chicken breast chunks on a non stick skillet for a few minutes until edges are charred and add in your beef sausage pieces. Remember to use nitrate free sausages! In this recipe, I used Teton Waters Ranch gluten free sausages. Set aside in a bowl.
On the same pan, toss in garlic and onions until caramelized. Add the bell peppers and zucchinis while continuously stirring until the edges of veggies begin to sear. Pour in the crushed tomatoes, chicken chunks, and sausages. Season with sea salt and pepper to taste.
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Ingredients for 4 hearty servings:
- 1 1/4 lb raw chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion power
- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon sage
- 2 beef sausages (142g),cut into 1-inch pieces
- Note: sausage must be nitrate free, natural grass-fed; I used Teton Waters Ranch gluten free sausages
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1/3 cup chopped (red) onion
- 1 large bell pepper, chopped (I used 1/2 red, 1/2 yellow)
- 2 medium zucchinis, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
- 6oz can crushed tomatoes
- sea salt & pepper to taste
Season chicken breast chunks with the seasoning.
Set a nonstick skillet on high heat. Once the skillet is hot, spray with a little olive oil and toss in the chicken. Sear the chicken for about 6 minutes until the outside edges are charred. Make some space in the skillet and toss in the sausage pieces. Sear for an additional 2 to 3 minutes until the outside edges are seared – vigorously shake the pan to prevent the food from sticking, then dump the chicken and sausage into a bowl.
Place the skillet on MEDIUM heat, lightly spray it with olive oil again, then toss in garlic and onions. Caramelize the onions for 2 minutes and do not let the garlic burn. Then add in the bell peppers and zucchinis. Continuously stir for 3 to 5 minutes until the outside edges of the veggies begin to sear.
Pour in the crushed tomatoes and add the chicken and beef back to the skillet. Toss everything together and cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes.
Season to taste with sea salt & pepper. Note, if your mixture is “too dry,” simply add tablespoons of chicken broth OR more crushed tomatoes until you reach the desired consistency. You can keep this meal low-carb and enjoy it with cauliflower rice another BOOST of vegetables, or enjoy with brown rice or quinoa.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hey, I'm Kevin
My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.
By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!