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Cajun Chicken in skillet garnished with green onions
5 from 1 vote

Cajun Chicken Skillet

This Cajun Chicken Skillet has only 6 ingredients and but is PACKED with flavor! It makes a quick, easy, and filling meal or can be served with toothpicks as a hearty appetizer.
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  • 2 lbs chicken breast boneless, skinless
  • 2 bell peppers 1 red, 1 green
  • 2 tbsp cajun seasoning
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1/4 cup green onion chopped


  • Chop chicken into 1 in chunks. Place in a zip top bag with 1 tbsp of olive oil and cajun seasoning. Mix the chicken until all is coated with the seasoning. Let marinate, while you chop the bell pepper into bite sized pieces.
  • Heat remaining 1 tbsp of oil in a large skillet over high heat. Once hot, add the chicken and peppers to the skillet with the chicken in a single layer. If there is too much chicken for a single layer, work in batches. Let the chicken cook on the first side for 3-4 minutes without stirring, then use tongs to flip each piece over. Cook on the second side for 2 minutes, then add the garlic, stir well, and cook for 1 additional minute or until cooked through (165˚F internal temp)
  • Once the chicken is done, remove the skillet from the heat, and top the chicken with the chopped green onion. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

  • You can use chicken thighs, chicken tenders, or other cuts in lieu of chicken breast.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for 3-4 days in the refrigerator or in the freezer for up to a month.
Dietary Considerations:
This recipe is naturally gluten free, low carb, and friendly for low carb and keto diets. Please check all packages of products bought to ensure compliance.
Nutrition facts provided based on my best estimation for the recipe and may not be accurate depending on what brands you use or modifications you make to the recipe.  I recommend using a nutrition calculator with the exact brands and measurements you use for the most accurate calculation.
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Nutrition Information:

Serving: 5.5ozCalories: 235kcal (12%)Carbohydrates: 4g (1%)Protein: 32g (64%)Fat: 9g (14%)Saturated Fat: 1g (6%)Cholesterol: 96mg (32%)Sodium: 179mg (8%)Potassium: 712mg (20%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 2g (2%)Vitamin A: 2445IU (49%)Vitamin C: 53.7mg (65%)Calcium: 21mg (2%)Iron: 1.3mg (7%)

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)