Try that N'Awlin's cajun creole flavor with these tasty chicken bites! Serve these up at a party alongside shrimp and grits or po' boys.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 15 servings
1-1/2 cups plain bread crumbs
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. chili powder
4 Tbsp. Cajun seasoning
1-1/2 tsp. black pepper
2 Tbsp. oil
1 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped red jalapeño pepper
2 cans (10 oz.) chunky diced tomatoes and green chiles
3 cups chicken broth
2 tsp. chopped garlic
3 Tbsp. basil
1 tsp. dried oregano leaves
1 tsp. thyme
1 Tbsp. LEA & PERRINS Worcestershire Sauce
1-1/2 cups vegetable oil
5 Tbsp. butter, softened
2 cups KRAFT Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese
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Let's Make It
In medium bowl, mix bread crumbs, paprika, chili powder, Cajun seasoning and ½ teaspoon black pepper. Set aside.
In a sauce pan, sauté onions, celery and peppers for 3 minutes in oil. Add tomatoes; sauté for another 2 minutes. Add chicken broth, remaining black pepper, garlic, basil, oregano, thyme and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Simmer uncovered, stirring frequently about 30 minutes. Cover and remove from heat.
While sauce is cooking, in a medium sized frying pan, bring oil to about 350 degrees over med-high heat. Coat chicken in bread crumb mixture. Fry chicken in several batches until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Check for doneness. Set on paper towel to drain.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place cooked chicken in bottom of a rectangular oven-proof casserole dish. Sprinkle 2 cups pepper jack cheese over the chicken. Bake 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
While chicken is in oven, add butter to sauce and stir until mixed thoroughly. Remove chicken from oven and spoon sauce over the top to serve.
Optional: Sauce can be served on the side and spooned on individual servings.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.