Cajun Chicken with Avocado Cream Sauce


This tasty chicken dish will make weekday meals easy and quick. There’s not a whole lot to this meal and that’s why I love it. You can still make quick, healthy meals that taste amazing.

My sister introduced this little plate of heaven to me while I was visiting her in Iowa. It was so good and I seriously was licking the avocado cream sauce out of the bowl. I know, it was not a pretty sight but it was SO GOOD!

However, when I have made this it has never tasted as good. My chicken is always a bit drier and the quinoa image-2harder but whatever, it still is good. It did taste very good when I made it last. Maybe it’s because my boyfriend cooked the chicken and not me. There’s my problem! I need to cook chicken better. Or have someone in the kitchen with me!

There’s no real set recipe or measurements but I’m going to try my best.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 lime
  • some cilantro
  • 1/4-1/2 avocado
  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • lemon pepper
  • cayenne pepper
  • black pepper
  • salt
  • Cajun seasoning

Directions

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Make your quinoa in a pot. It has to sit for about 15 minutes after it boils so that’s when the chicken can get going. After it’s done boiling and ready to simmer, I squeeze in one lime and add in about ½ tablespoon of chopped cilantro. Put however much in you’d like! Once quinoa is all set up to simmer, cut up chicken in strips or however you want. Using a cast iron skillet put in a healthy fat that you choose. I used coconut oil and then put in my chicken. I pour in a bit of seasoning and mush around. I like spicy so I put on some cayenne, Cajun, pepper, a little salt.

For the avocado cream sauce use as much as you need. You can always make more the next day. I just mash up one part avocado and put in about the same amount of plain Greek yogurt. Usually, I only mash about ¼ of an avocado but I usually only make for me. About a 1:1 of avocado and yogurt. Maybe a little more avocado, if anything. I sprinkle in a little bit of lemon pepper and it’s delish!

Once the chicken and quinoa are done, add to your plate. Bed of quinoa with chicken and a good plop of cream sauce on top. Mm! Hopefully, you’ll enjoy a yummy side of veggies. In the picture, I also had roasted zucchini and some sweet potatoes. Enjoy!

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