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Cajun Chicken with Mardi Gras Salsa

Cajun Chicken with Mardi Gras Salsa is a festive and flavorful chicken dinner recipe. Mardi Gras (or any night of the week!) ready!

Prep Time

    •    Prep time: 10 minutes
    •    Cook time: 25 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 4


    •   4 chicken breasts
    •   Cajun seasoning (I used Emeril's Essence)

For the Mardi Gras Salsa:

    •   2 cups chopped pineapple
    •   1/4 cup chopped red onion
    •   1/2 jalapeno, seeded & minced
    •   2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
    •   juice of a lime
    •   salt & pepper


  1. Combine ingredients for Mardi Gras Salsa in a large bowl. Stir together then set aside.
  2. Brush both sides of chicken breasts with extra virgin olive oil then season with Cajun seasoning. Saute in a large skillet over medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes a side, or until cooked through. Top with Mardi Gras Salsa then serve.

* I served my chicken and salsa with spicy Sweet Potato Fries on the side. That’s just 1 small sweet potato cut into fry shapes, tossed with extra virgin olive oil and more Cajun seasoning, then roasted on a foil-lined baking sheet for 20 minutes @ 425. Spicy and sweet, they were the perfect accompaniment. A feast for the eyes, AND the tastebuds! (Optional)

This great family recipe is thanks to Yummly at


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