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cajun chicken with bell peppers and cream cheese

Cajun Chicken with Bell Peppers

Creamy Cajun Chicken Bake with Bell Peppers and Cream Cheese.  Easy and quick one-pan meal.  Moist and juicy chicken breasts are seasoned with the homemade Cajun spice with lots of paprika!  The baked chicken is tender and flavorful.  Low-carb and gluten-free dinner recipe.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 485 kcal
Author Julia


Cajun Seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 2 bell peppers , small, thinly sliced (or use mini sweet peppers)
  • 4 chicken breasts , small
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 6 oz cream cheese , cold, refrigerated, and sliced into 8 slices
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese , shredded


How to make Cajun chicken seasoning

  1. Combine all seasoning ingredients in a small bowl. Mix to combine.

Cajun chicken

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Place thinly sliced bell peppers on the bottom of the casserole dish.
  3. Place chicken breasts on top (so that the peppers will cook underneath the chicken).
  4. Generously sprinkle Cajun seasoning all over the chicken breasts. You don't have to use all the seasoning.    Top with minced garlic. 

  5. Top each chicken breast with 2 slices of cream cheese.
  6. Top with shredded cheddar cheese.
  7. Bake the chicken uncovered at 375 F in the preheated oven for 20-30 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
  8. Broil for 2 minutes, if desired.
  9. To serve, scoop the bell peppers from underneath the chicken. Place them evenly around the chicken and on top.

Recipe Notes

  • The cooking time depends on the thickness of your chicken breasts.
  • Store leftovers in airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Nutrition Facts
Cajun Chicken with Bell Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 485 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 206mg69%
Sodium 635mg28%
Potassium 1057mg30%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 54g108%
Vitamin A 2940IU59%
Vitamin C 79.6mg96%
Calcium 164mg16%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.