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Chicken Melt with Cajun Seasoning

Surabhi Raha | May 20, 2021
Chicken Melt with Cajun Seasoning

This Cajun seasoned recipe is a healthy dish that is easy to put together. It can even serve as a complete meal, especially for those into muscle building and fitness. A dash of the spicy Cajun seasoning adds a rustic taste to this cheesy and delicious dish. It even makes for a perfect snack or as an accompaniment to a mutli-course meal.

Cajun dishes, it is said, originate in the US state of Louisiana. The current day Cajun community (also known as Acadians), meanwhile, were exiled from eastern Canada’s Nova Scotia province by British settlers. Cajun dishes do not necessarily originate from the Cajun community. Rather, they are the outcome of a cultural potpourri — one that is typically American. Cajun seasoning usually comprises a mix of paprika, cayenne, pepper and oregano. Some also add garlic powder, depending on preference.

Ingredients

Chicken – 10 oz; drained and flaked

Cheddar cheese – 4 oz; shredded

Onions – ½ cup; chopped fine

Capsicum – ½ cup; diced

Mayonnaise – ¼ cup

Cajun seasoning – ¾ tsp

Garlic – ½ tsp; minced

Bread – 4 slices

Ingredients for the Cajun seasoning

Salt – 2 ½ tbsp

Oregano – 1 tbsp

Paprika – 1 tbsp

Cayenne pepper – 1tbsp

Black pepper powder – 1tbsp

Mix together and keep in an air tight bottle

Method

  1. Mix the chicken, cheese, onions, capsicum, mayonnaise and garlic in a bowl.
  2. Place the bread slices on a flat baking dish.
  3. Spread the chicken mix evenly on the bread slices.
  4. Sprinkle the Cajun seasoning on top.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes till the bread is toasted golden brown.
  6. Serve hot with fries and tomato ketchup.
  7. To make it a complete meal, serve with coleslaw as an accompaniment.

This dish is a favourite among all age groups. Adults and children alike will light up when they see this dish laid out for them. If you do attempt this creation, we’d love to hear of your experience of both preparing it and also of the compliments that your diners share.


Surabhi Raha

Surabhi is a veteran “chai memsahib” – a tea lady, who has a knack for baking and all things home-made. A proud mother to two beautiful girls – she says that she is constantly growing and learning new things with them every day. When not busy managing her online store ‘House of Srishti’, she spends time in her flower and vegetable garden.

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