I am in love with cooking. Something about it just makes me feel in control. The entire process is somewhat stressful, but it soothes me. When I am in the kitchen I feel free to create. Oftentimes I make things up as I go–which of course can end up in a hot mess, but that’s neither here nor there. This Cajun Apple Chicken was something I created while winging it in the kitchen, and the finished product did not disappoint.
8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1/2 tbsn garlic powder
1/2 tbsp onion powder
1/2 tbsp paprika
1/2 tbsp cajun seasoning
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried cilantro
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup apple juice (not from concentrate)
Rub seasonings on the chicken (let sit for at least an hour)
Heat olive oil in a pan on medium heat
Once it’s heated, add the chicken thighs and sear 5 minutes on each side
Pour in apple juice and cut heat down to a simmer
Cover the pan and cook on low-medium heat for 20-25 minutes
***Chicken thighs are the most forgiving part of the chicken so you will still be safe if you overcook.
This dish pairs well with roasted asparagus and red pepper rings.