Cajun Spiced Chicken

Cajun spiced chicken

Cajun Spiced Chicken

This is one of my favorite Dutch Oven recipes. The ingredients travel well for camping and/or pre-chopped at home. Placing each ingredient in Ziploc bags makes it a great no fuss evening meal in the great outdoors when camping for a well planned make ahead meal.

It's also very aromatic in my slow cooker at home. I like the plethora of vegetables included with the chicken too.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings 10


  • 6 chicken breasts boned and skinned
  • 2 Tablespoon Cajun Dust or any cajun seasoning mix
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 medium onions halved and sliced very thin
  • 2 ribs celery diced
  • 1 1/2 cup eggplant skinned and diced small
  • 1 bell pepper diced
  • 1 small zucchini sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 can Cajun Stewed Tomatoes 14oz.
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 Tablespoon herbed white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup chives finely chopped


  1. Preheat Dutch oven over 16 to 20 coals, add olive oil. When oil is warm add chicken and brown on both sides. Remove chicken. Saute onions until tender. 

    For indoor cooking use a slow cooker.

  2. Add remaining vegetables and saute about 5 minutes, then add the tomatoes, stock and vinegar, Bring mixture to a simmer, then put the chicken back on top. 

    Cajun Spiced Chicken
  3. Put lid on the Dutch oven and simmer for about 2 hours. Sprinkle with chives on top and serve. I like to serve this over rice. If you can't find Cajun spices, use Italian.

    Cajun Spiced Chicken

Recipe Notes

Personal Notes:
I never follow this exactly, because I use whatever vegetables I have at the time. It’s easily adjustable to many variations. Also, I frequently use just half of the Cajun spices. It is very spicy! I get complaints about the spiciness sometimes.

Regrettably, “they” have stopped making Cajun spiced canned tomatoes. I now use Italian spiced tomatoes in it’s place. 

If I feel I need a robust tomato flavor, I will put in a small can of tomato paste.