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Creamy Cajun Chicken and Cabbage
Rich, creamy, and bursting with flavor, this easy chicken and cabbage skillet can be ready in 10 minutes!
Whipping cream and Parmesan give this cabbage dish an Alfredo flair, and it is delicious!
This dish is naturally gluten free, low carb, keto friendly, and can be enjoyed as a Trim Healthy Mama S Recipe.
You see, this recipe is very simple, can be made in just a few minutes, and doesn't use any special ingredients!
And as a bonus, you don't even have to turn on your oven!
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How I create new recipes
Sometimes I get a recipe makeover request from one of my readers (like this Cheesecake Berry Salad).
Sometimes I see a recipe in a cookbook and endeavour to make it over to be healthy.
Sometimes I makeover my old family favorite recipes (like these Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies).
And sometimes, I stumble upon recipes by accident!
This Creamy Cajun Chicken and Cabbage was an accident.
For lunches, I often eat leftovers, salad, or throw together whatever is in my fridge to make a quick hot lunch.
One day the leftovers were cabbage and chicken, so I decided to add a little Alfredo flair and some spices for flavor, and this delicious dish is the result!
My refrigerator staples
I nearly always have a head (or two) of cabbage in my refrigerator. Cabbage is relatively inexpensive and can be used in such a variety of dishes.
It fries up easily, and does not contain very many calories, yet still packs a good nutritional punch!
I also like to keep cooked chicken breast in my refrigerator (see more on that below).
Benefits of Cabbage
Cabbage has a special compound, called sulphorphane, that helps to fight cancer!
It is naturally high in fiber, which helps get your digestion moving!
Cabbage is full of antioxidants and flavanoids, which help to combat cancer.
The polyphenol in cabbage can help to reduce blood pressure and fight heart disease.
See more about cabbage from my source!
And as a bonus, cabbage is relatively inexpensive, so it is easy on your budget, as well.
My husband, who hated cabbage for most of his life, truly enjoys it when I make this Creamy Cajun Chicken and Cabbage dish.
This is a recipe that even picky husbands and teenagers will enjoy.
(Please note that as written, the recipe is for two servings. If you want to make this for a family supper, you may need to double or triple the recipe.)
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I like to make this recipe for an easy lunch, then refrigerate the leftovers. That way I have made two meals at once!
Another one of my kitchen “hacks,” (ha!), is to keep cooked (or grilled) chicken breast in my refrigerator at all times. This makes it so easy to make a variety of dishes. You already have a good source of protein in your fridge!
If you already have the chicken cooked, this creamy chicken and cabbage dish should only take 10 minutes (or less) to make!
It smells amazing while it is cooking, and the combination of the spices with the cream and Parmesan give it a rich mouth feel and superior flavor!
This became one of my “fall back, sweatpant” meals during the early part of the summer. (A “sweatpant” meal means one that you make repeatedly because it so comfortable and familiar.)
The Tony’s Creole seasoning is what really makes this dish, but if you do not have access to that particular blend, or if you would prefer to make your own, you can use this Homemade Creole Seasoning recipe.
If you love cabbage, be sure to check out my other cabbage recipes:
Cheesy Cabbage and Sausage Skillet
Ingredients for Creamy Cajun Chicken and Cabbage
4 Cups Thinly Sliced Cabbage
2 Teaspoons Butter
2 Green Onions, Chopped
1 Cup Cooked Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, Chopped
For the Sauce:
½ Cup Sour Cream
¼ Cup Finely Grated Parmesan Cheese
¼ Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
2 Tablespoons Water
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Creamy Cajun Chicken and Cabbage
- 4 Cups Cabbage,Thinly Sliced
- 2 Teaspoons Butter
- 2 Green Onions, Chopped
- 1 Cup Cooked Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, Chopped
For the Sauce:
- ½ Cup Sour Cream
- ¼ Cup Finely Grated Parmesan Cheese
- ¼ Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 2 Tablespoons Water
- 1 Teaspoon Tony Chachere's Seasoning
- In a large skillet, sautee the cabbage and green onions in butter until the cabbage begins to wilt.
- Add cooked chicken and all of the sauce ingredients.
- Reduce heat to medium and continue to cook, stirring, until the sauce has thickened a bit.
- Remove from heat and serve.
This stuff is yummy and comes together so quickly that it makes a perfect breakfast when I get tired of eggs!!!
Just made this, and it is fantastic! I used cole slaw mix to save time cutting, plus the carrots and little bit of purple cabbage in it add some color. I also replaced the creole seasoning with Flavor Gods- Everything Spicy to limit sodium. It was amazing, and will definitely be a regular in my meal prep routine!
I love chicken and I love cabbage. This recipe looks good on so many levels!!! Thanks for sharing it.
This looks super delish! Thanks for sharing this recipe.
Dawn - Girl Heart Food
This sounds super comforting and I just love the combination of ingredients, especially that cabbage! I could seriously eat this for breakfast right now!
I would eat it for breakfast! 🙂
How long would u say it’s ok to keep grilled chicken in the fridge? I know what the gov says (lol) and I usually just follow my nose. Just wondering what your ideas are!
I usually don't keep cooked meat for more than 1 week.
We love cajun flavors in this household! This would be so perfect for a BBQ or tailgating!
I love having quick recipes that don't require me to turn on my oven!
This meal looks absolutely delicious and the perfect low-carb dinner. I love it!!
This looks really good! I guess it tasted even better the second day!
This tastes good. Next time I will leave out the two tablespoons of water. I put together my own creole spice following the suggested link, I added more chili powder, very tasty,
Made your creamy cajun chicken & cabbage. Made the homemade creole seasoning. It's delicious!!! I had 1/2 a cabbage & used it all & chicken from yesterday's rotisserie chicken. Probably could've made more sauce but it tastes great. I browned the cabbage oretty dark in spots. Great recipe!
I just had to reply and let you know that this one was a WIN with my family! My husband commented more than once on how good it is! It really is a quick and easy dish to make too! I omitted the water and used a Spice Supreme Cajun seasoning I had on my shelf. I filled my big frying pan and four of us ate it all! Thanks for sharing!
I was planning to make cabbage roll in a bowl, as I had a cabbage to use, until I discovered that the ground beef I browned was solidly frozen, but the chicken I had done for shredding in my crockpot was ready for use. That's where this recipe came into play. Good, quick, easy! Not quite 10 minute preparation (my cabbage alone took longer than that to cook, but I quadrupled the recipe to accomodate my whole family!) Thanks again, Sarah!
Love this! I’ve made twice now in as many weeks and this will definitely stay in rotation. So easy, tasty and liked by the whole family. I’m eating keto and doing all the cooking so they ‘get what they get’ I add cream cheese (about 4 oz) to increase the fat and it adds extra creaminess to the sauce; love your addition of sour cream- will be using that in other recipes as well. Tonight I substituted the chicken with some Hillshire Farms smoked sausage and shrimp, yummy. Hope others may get creative with this recipe too and enjoy as much as we do!
This is the second recipe I've tried from My Montana Kitchen and I'm really, really liking your recipes. They are easy, simple yet very flavorful. Eating Keto is new for me so I'm having to learn as I go. I had to make my own creole seasoning from your link and the dish has turned out perfect. I had to cut the cayenne because my husband doesn't like foods too spicy, but the finished dish is perfect, just the right amount of kick. My cabbage is still a little crispy but I like it that way. Over cooked cabbage is so unappealing. I guarantee I will be visiting this site often for more Keto recipes. Thank you very, very much.
Made this tonight for the first time, definitely not the last. We loved it. Living on Hot Hot Florida (yes its already over 90) I want nothing to do with my oven. Stove top, air fryer or grill. Thank you for such an easy yet delicious recipe.
I want to make this recipe for 100 people. Can I just combine all the ingredients into turkey roasters and cook or do I have to cook the cabbage first?
I think you could just put it in a roaster!