Special Diet Information

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

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

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.


Braised Cajun Chicken Thighs

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

Cooking Time: 90 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and 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.

Braised Cajun Chicken Thighs recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 1 large onion (diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 12 ounces carrots (peeled and diced)
  • 16 ounces boneless skinless chicken thighs (left whole)
  • 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 325°F.

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

Cover and place in the oven.

Braise for 50 minutes with the cover on.

Increase the heat to 375°F.

Remove the lid and braise for another 30 minutes.


Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 4 ounces chicken with vegetables

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 189 % Daily Value
Total Fat 5g 6%
    Saturated Fat 1g 6%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Sodium 314mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
    Sugars 5g
Protein 23g
Vitamin A 80% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 4% Iron 3%
Vitamin K 14mcg Potassium 609mg
Magnesium 42mg