We guarantee that this Chicken Lazone recipe will make your mouth water. Indeed, you will fall in love with this tender pan-fried chicken covered with creamy spicy sauce! If you want it to be a healthy meal, you can serve it with zucchini noodles. You can also have it with bread dipped in the extra sauce. In however way you like to eat it, be ready to enjoy a delicious meal with this recipe that you can have in mere minutes! This recipe is also part of our 20 Easy Culinary Recipes To Master, check out the other meals that you can try!
Now, for the uninitiated, Chicken Lazone is a Cajun dish made of seasoned chicken simmered in a velvety cream sauce that marries Creole flavors together. And it is so simple to cook which is perfect for first timers. All you have to do is season up some chicken, pan-fry it in a little butter, and pour in some cream, and there you have it! It’s such an easy dish the whole family will love! Also, this recipe couldn’t be easier and you can heat up the leftovers just as easily too!
Besides, this Chicken Lazone recipe is so fast to make! It only takes 30 minutes to prepare this restaurant worthy meal which makes it perfect for a weeknight dinner. Also, if time allows, you could always make it a hearty meal by trying out our Linguine Aglio Olio recipe to accompany the tender pan-fried chicken in creamy Cajun sauce!
How To Make Chicken Lazone
You'll love the soft and tender pan-fried chicken that's covered in a beautifully spiced Cajun cream sauce!
Prepare your chicken (cut it half lengthwise to have 4 thinner cutlets), then sprinkle both sides of the chicken with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
Drop the chicken breasts into the flour bowl and coat well. Before searing, shake off excess flour.
In a skillet, add butter and olive oil over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, cook the chicken for 4 to 5 minutes per side until nice and golden. Remove the chicken pieces from the skillet and set them aside.
Stir in the cream and scrape up the brown bits from the bottom of the skillet. Mix gently until they are fully incorporated.
Add the remaining spices and stir them until you get a smooth sauce.
Add the chicken back into the pan and cook for another 5 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has thickened up a bit. Season with salt and ground black pepper if necessary.
Top with the sauce and garnish with chopped parsley. Enjoy!
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container be refrigerated for up to 4 days.
- Sugar: 1g
- Calcium: 47mg
- Calories: 420kcal
- Carbohydrates: 2g
- Cholesterol: 169mg
- Fat: 34g
- Fiber: 1g
- Iron: 1mg
- Potassium: 473mg
- Protein: 25g
- Saturated Fat: 18g
- Sodium: 502mg
- Vitamin A: 1488IU
- Vitamin C: 4mg
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a healthier version of this recipe?
For a healthier version, go ahead and use half-and-half or low fat cream instead of heavy cream. You can also substitute butter for olive oil. Note: remember that a lighter cream will yield a more watery sauce.
Is paprika necessary for this dish?
Cajun dishes use a lot of paprika in their cooking. The peppers add a unique smoky flavor which is signature to Cajun recipes. So if you don’t have any in your pantry, go ahead and stock your kitchen with a bottle. We guarantee this won’t be the last time you cook with smoked ground paprika.
ConclusionFinally, with this Chicken Lazone recipe, you will find out just how easy it is to serve up quality dishes from the comfort of your own home. In fact, you're free to tweak the recipe to suit your taste buds - whether that means making it vegetarian or a whole lot spicier!
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