Cajun typically refers to French descendants in southern Louisiana. They are known for their folk music and spicy cooking. I know it's not hot out, but I like switching it up, so I figured I'd go exploring and give y'all a good old southern recipe. Bring a little spice to your palette. Heck, maybe throw on some Cajun tunes while you're cooking! Have fun with it!
You may or may not know that we do make our own Andouille Sausage. This is made from smoked pork, so it's a bit different than just your every day sausage. It's very flavorful as well, which is why pairing with with chicken breast seems like a great idea. It's also great in things like Gumbo or Jambalaya. I don't have recipes for those figured out yet, but give it time and I just might!
This recipe is just chicken breast. I'd suggest making some rice or another side dish to serve it with. Enjoy!
Sausage Stuffed Cajun Chicken Breasts
- ¾ pound Red Barn Meats Smoked Andouille Sausage links, sliced thinly
- 3 cups fresh mushrooms, chopped
- ½ cup onion, chopped
- 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
- 5 tablespoons blue cheese dressing
- 1 ½ tablespoons Cajun seasoning
- 4 Red Barn Meats Chicken Breasts
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Brown sausage in a large skillet over medium high heat; once sausage starts to brown, add mushrooms and onions: sauté for 5 minutes or until onions are clear, then add garlic and sauté for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat, put in a food processor and add 2 tablespoons of dressing. Process until roughly chopped.
Butterfly each chicken breast and season outsides of breasts liberally with Cajun-style seasoning. Spread mixture evenly on one side of breast and fold over to close. You may want to use toothpicks to help keep them closed. Sear in a hot skillet for 2 minutes per side, then place in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Top with leftover mixture and remaining 3 tablespoons salad dressing.
Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.