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Cajun Chicken and Sausage Skillet

This Cajun Chicken and Sausage Skillet is a quick and easy 20-minute recipe prepared with chicken, andouille sausage, and fresh vegetables. This dish is perfect for weeknight dinners and meal prep.

cajun chicken sausage skillet

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This dish is the ultimate easy dinner! Simply chop up the veggies. Drizzle all of the ingredients in olive oil and spices and then throw it all in a skillet similar to a stir fry!

fresh chopped vegetables on a cutting board

Key Recipe Ingredients

An authentic Cajun recipe will always have the Holy Trinity Ingredients: Onion, Bell Pepper, and Celery. We use these as a staple to any dish. Typically, white onions are used, but I used red onions here for an additional pop of color. Feel free to use what you wish.

  • Chicken (Chicken Breasts or Chicken Thighs will work best for this recipe)
  • Andouille Sausage
  • Green Peppers
  • Celery
  • Onions
  • Red Peppers
  • Squash

Feel free to substitute andouille sausage for whatever you like such as chicken sausage, turkey sausage, or bacon. You can also omit it if you wish.

chopped sausage and chicken in bowls

What Type of Chicken to Use

Any boneless chicken will work great like chicken breasts or chicken thighs. I also prefer skinless chicken for this dish. Chicken breasts have less fat than chicken thighs. Chicken thighs will be juicier.

What Type of Sausage to Use

Andouille sausage is used in most classic Cajun and Creole recipes. Sometimes it is labeled as Cajun sausage. Either will work great in this recipe, or use your favorite type.

cajun chicken sausage skillet

How to Make Cajun Chicken and Sausage Skillet

Detailed measurements and full instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  1. Place the chicken and sausage in a large bowl. Place the chopped veggies in a separate bowl. Drizzle both bowls with olive oil and then season with the seasonings.
  2. Heat a skillet on medium-high heat. 
  3. Add the sausage and chicken to the skillet. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink.
  4. Remove the chicken and sausage. Add the vegetables to the skillet. Cook for 4-5 minutes until the vegetables are soft.
  5. Add the chicken and sausage back to the skillet. 
close up photo of cajun chicken sausage skillet

Is Cajun Seasoning Spicy?

Cajun seasoning is often spicy with an emphasis on peppers, white pepper, black peppers, cayenne pepper, and bell peppers. It also has hints of paprika and garlic. If you are looking for an option that’s less spicy Creole Seasoning may work better for you than Cajun.

Creole Seasoning has more emphasis on herbs such as basil, oregano and thyme. It is milder than Cajun Seasoning. If you want to substitute Creole Seasoning, and you still want the added heat, add in a teaspoon or more of red cayenne pepper.

cajun chicken sausage skillet in a white bowl

How Long Will it Last in the Fridge

Store leftovers tightly sealed and covered in the fridge for 3-4 days.

Freezer Tips

You can freeze this dish for up to 3 months tightly covered and sealed. Defrost in the fridge overnight.

close up photo of cajun chicken sausage skillet

Pair With These Side Dishes

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Garlic
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Roasted Ranch Potatoes
Creamy Ranch Mashed Potatoes
Bow Tie Pasta Salad

More Cajun Recipes

Cajun Shrimp Pasta
Cajun New Orleans Shrimp and Grits
Cajun Spiced Roasted Turkey
Slow Cooker Crockpot Gumbo
Instant Pot Gumbo

cajun chicken sausage and vegetables in a skillet
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Cajun Chicken and Sausage Skillet

This Cajun Chicken and Sausage Skillet is a quick and easy 20-minute recipe prepared with chicken, andouille sausage, and fresh vegetables. This dish is perfect for weeknight dinners and meal prep.
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Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American, Cajun
Keyword andouille sausage recipe, cajun chicken sausage skillet, cajun dinner, cajun skillet
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 293kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place the chicken and sausage in a large bowl. Place the chopped veggies in a separate bowl. Drizzle both bowls with olive oil and then season with the seasonings.
  • Heat a skillet on medium-high heat. 
  • Add the sausage and chicken to the skillet. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink.
  • Remove the chicken and sausage. Add the vegetables to the skillet. Cook for 4-5 minutes until the vegetables are soft.
  • Add the chicken and sausage back to the skillet. 
  • Serve!

Notes

Feel free to substitute andouille sausage for whatever you like such as chicken sausage, turkey sausage, or bacon. You can also omit it if you wish.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1g | Calories: 293kcal
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Recipe Rating




Jessica Adutwum

Saturday 16th of October 2021

After a long week, this was the perfect, healthy one pot meal to end the week off right! Full of veggies (which my doctor will appreciate) and ready in 25 minutes was everything I needed. Flavor was amazing and I've got plenty of leftovers to last through the weekend. Def adding this to my rotation.

staysnatched

Monday 18th of October 2021

Glad to hear it will be in the rotation.

Coby

Wednesday 6th of January 2021

Okay, this is the third recipe I’ve made from your blog over the last week, and each time my kids have asked me to make it again. This skillet is dang good! Simple to put together, and full of flavor! This is absolutely going in the rotation. Thank you for all of the behind the scenes work you do to make sure your recipes turn out. Your site is one of my go-to blogs for new recipes to try on a regular basis, and I’m quickly accumulating favorites!

staysnatched

Friday 8th of January 2021

Thank you so much! I'm glad this was a hit.

Aimee Shugarman

Wednesday 7th of November 2018

my family LOVES this skillet. It's so easy on a busy night!

Wilhelmina Wessel

Wednesday 7th of November 2018

I love this colorful and easy skillet meal! So yummy!