Cajun Chicken with Bell Peppers

Spicy and Creamy Cajun Chicken with Bell Peppers – easy, lean, and healthy one-pan dinner! The chicken breasts are coated with the homemade Cajun seasoning and topped with cream cheese. Then, the chicken is oven-baked on top of the sliced bell peppers. A gluten-free and low-carb recipe that will become a family favorite!

Cajun Chicken with Bell Peppers

Cajun Seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 bell peppers , small, thinly sliced (or use mini sweet peppers)
  • 4 chicken breasts , small
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 6 oz cream cheese , cold, refrigerated, and sliced into 8 slices
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese , shredded

How to make Cajun chicken seasoning

  • Combine all seasoning ingredients in a small bowl. Mix to combine.
Cajun chicken
  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Place thinly sliced bell peppers on the bottom of the casserole dish.
  • Place chicken breasts on top (so that the peppers will cook underneath the chicken).
  • Generously sprinkle Cajun seasoning all over the chicken breasts. You don't have to use all the seasoning. Top with minced garlic.
  • Top each chicken breast with 2 slices of cream cheese.
  • Top with shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Bake the chicken uncovered at 375 F in the preheated oven for 20-30 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Broil for 2 minutes, if desired.
  • To serve, scoop the bell peppers from underneath the chicken. Place them evenly around the chicken and on top.
Cajun Chicken with Bell Peppers
Recipe Notes
  • The cooking time depends on the thickness of your chicken breasts.
  • Store leftovers in airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.