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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.
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:
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
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.