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Creamy Cajun Chicken Casserole - Recipe

Creamy Cajun Chicken & Corn Casserole - Recipe

This chicken casserole recipe is perfect for gatherings and holiday meals, and it’s very easy to prepare. Ours is super creamy and spiced with Cajun seasonings.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cajun, casserole
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 360 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 strips thick cut bacon chopped
  • 12 ounces boneless chicken breast chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper chopped
  • 1 medium onion chopped (white or yellow)
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2-3 tablespoons Cajun seasonings
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 14.75 ounce can Del Monte® Cream Style Golden Sweet Corn
  • 1.5 cups shredded white cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • FOR SERVING: Fresh chopped herbs, spicy chili flakes

Instructions

  1. Heat a large pan to medium heat. Season the chicken with a bit of salt and pepper (or use some Cajun seasonings) and add it to the pan with the bacon.
  2. Cook them down about 10 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and the bacon is nice and crispy.
  3. Remove the chicken and bacon and set them aside for now.
  4. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  5. Heat the pan back to medium heat and add the butter. Stir to melt it down.
  6. Add the flour and stir to make a roux. Keep stirring continually about 10 minutes, ensuring the roux does not burn, until the mixture darkens to a light brown. You can cook longer for a darker roux to your preference.
  7. Add in the chopped onion, peppers and celery and stir. Cook them about 5 minutes to soften. Add in the garlic and Cajun seasonings and give the mix a stir.
  8. Add the cooked chicken and bacon back to the pan.
  9. Pour in the chicken broth and cream corn. Stir to incorporate.
  10. Stir in 1 cup of cheese and stir to let it melt through.
  11. Pour the pan into an 8x8 casserole dish and top with the remaining cheese and panko bread crumbs.
  12. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the casserole is bubbly and the panko has nicely browned.
  13. Serve with fresh herbs and spicy chili flakes.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Cajun Chicken & Corn Casserole - Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 360 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 76mg25%
Sodium 672mg28%
Potassium 444mg13%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 1425IU29%
Vitamin C 21.1mg26%
Calcium 188mg19%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.