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Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
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Sodium
This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
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Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.

 

"What my mother believed about cooking is that if you worked hard and prospered, someone else would do it for you."
- Nora Ephron, Writer

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This is a super simple recipe and can be made with about 20 minutes prep time. Slow braising brings a lot of flavor and tenderness to the chicken with minimal work. The flavor is a mellow Cajun taste and if you want it spicier, add more Cajun spice or a bit of red pepper flakes.

Braising

Technically, braising is simmering food in a small amount of liquid in a covered or uncovered pan or casserole. In some ways it's similar to stewing, except that with braising there's generally only enough water, wine or stock to add a little moisture while stewing immerses the ingredients in liquid. Both achieve the same purpose of tenderizing ingredients while adding flavor. The classic braised dish is Coq au Vin: chicken cooked in red wine. More About Braising


 

Braised Cajun Chicken Thighs



Servings = 4 | Serving size =4 ounces chicken with vegetables

Cooking Time = 90 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

This recipe makes very good leftovers. Keeps well in the refrigerator for about 3 days.

Serve with Romano Grits or Cheese Grits or Brown Rice or Brown Rice with Parsley

1 large onion (diced)
2 cloves garlic (minced)
12 ounces carrots (peeled and diced)
16 ounces boneless skinless chicken thighs
2 cups water
1/2 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
2 tsp no salt added Cajun / Creole seasoning

Preheat the oven to 325F.

Place the onion, garlic, carrots, chicken thighs, water, salt, pepper and Cajun seasoning in a small oven proof pot.

Cover and place in the oven. Braise for 50 minutes with the cover on.

Remove the lid and braise for another 20 minutes. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 4 ounces chicken with vegetables

Servings = 4

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 204 Calories from Fat 45
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 4g 8%
    Saturated Fat 1g 4%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 94mg 32%
Sodium 456mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 6%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 16%
    Sugars 6g  
Protein 24g  
Vitamin A 282% Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 6% Iron 10%
Vitamin K 15 mcg Potassium 658 mg
Magnesium 46 mg